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About the grant

The Women and Girls Education Grant program was set up over a decade ago by Westpac Fiji to support equal opportunity for women and girls through education, acknowledging the challenges females face in completing education or taking up advanced studies.
 

We’re inviting all primary, secondary and tertiary students as well as adult learners who wish to advance their studies to apply.

How to apply

Complete the application form and attach a copy of your birth certificate for the Primary and Secondary School category. Tertiary students are to submit an additional valid ID (Student ID/ Electronic Voters ID/ Drivers Licence/ Passport/ FNPF/ FRCS Joint ID). Candidates must apply under the applicable category below. All topics are in line with this year’s International Women’s Day theme “Break the Bias. Imagine a gender equal world”.

Applications can be made via one of the following ways:
 

Competition details

In line with the International Women’s Day, the theme for this year’s competition is “Break the Bias. Imagine a gender equal world”.

1. Primary School Category

Draw a poster on the topic “Girls can do anything”


(Note: All posters must be A4 size with a short description of the poster in no more than 200 words)


Prizes: 10 girls will win a $500 education grant.

2. Secondary School Category

Write an essay (maximum 500 words) on the topic “How can boys and men be encouraged to better support girls and women at home or in the community for a fairer Fiji? What examples have you seen or experienced in your family, community or country?”


Prizes: 10 girls will win a $1,000 education grant.

3. Tertiary/Adult Learner Category

Write an essay (maximum 750 words) on the topic “Tell us about the importance of diverse leadership from all segments of the community, especially women and girls.”


Prizes: 10 women will win a $2,500 education grant.

 


The competition is open to all female residents of Fiji.

Applications close on 30 June, 2022.