Women’s club gets K20,000 towards scholarship fundraising


Minerals Resource and Development Company (MRDC) presented a cheque for K20,000 to the Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) club in Port Moresby last Tuesday.
MORE than 2,200 Papua New Guinea women and girls have completed their education from K1.6 million through the BPW club of Port Moresby’s scholarship programme since 2009. “Women and girls play a vital role in our society,” BPW president Jessinta Wagambie said.
“By giving them the opportunity to complete their education, we are empowering them to contribute to the growth and development of our country.
Wagambie thanked MRDC and Oil Search for recognising the importance of assisting disadvantaged women and girls in the country to complete their education.
“MRDC and Oil Search Ltd have both put their hands up as gold sponsors with K20,000 each,” she said.
MRDC’s chief operating officer John Tuaim, in presenting the cheque, said the company was proud to be supporting BPW.
“Women are important to this nation,” he said.
“When you educate a woman, you educate a nation and we are proud to partner with you (BPW) to support and empower our women and girls.”
The BPW club is a not-profit organisation, run by group of volunteers to raise funds to support disadvantaged women and girls complete their education.
Funds are sourced from its annual International Women’s Day breakfast, currently the sole fundraising event and individual contributions.

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