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Papua New Guinea

Scholarships for fun run participants

Five lucky people have won a scholarship to study at the IBS College of TVET at Six-Mile Campus in Port Moresby.

These scholarships are for Certificate Level 3 and Level 4 programs in accounting, business, Information Technology and human resource management. They will run for six months at IBS College of TVET. 

The five lucky people were selected from a draw which they entered by filling out the forms and dropping it in the collection areas during the Trukai Fun Run event earlier this year.

This year’s draw was held at the PNG Olympic Haus in Port Moresby. The winners are;

  1. Amin Tony (Waigani, POM),
  2. Ila Maeva (Koki, POM)
  3. Jimmy Goasa (Konedobu, POM)
  4. Nichola Cooper (Lae)
  5. Dylan Antamaso (ATS, POM)

The students need to make use of it during the year 2020. The courses are designed in line with TAFE Australia program which is unique in PNG, focusing on student centred learning.   

The winners are advised to contact Andrew Molen at the PNG Olympic Committee on 323 0114 or 325 1449, fax 325 1851 or email; amolen@pngoc.org.pg as soon as possible.

The IBS draw is part of the Trukai Fun Run and participants who put their filled-out registration form into the collection box during the fun run have the opportunity to win this scholarship. The forms can be found with the Trukai Fun Run T-shirt when it is bought.

IBS, under the leadership of Sir Mick Nades, continues to be a spearhead in providing quality education as well as giving opportunities to Papua New Guineans to have an education. One way it does this is through its partnership with the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee (PNGOC). This includes supporting events such as the annual Trukai Fun Run.

Rebecca Paira, representing IBS, said IBS believes in the development of Papua New Guinea’s human resource and their contribution to this is by providing quality education to its people.  

“This country can be a leading economy in the world if its human resource can be developed, and IBS is trying to be part of that journey by taking the knowledge base into the next level,” he said.

Paira congratulated the winners and encouraged them to take the opportunity and make the best of it.  Also on behalf of IBS and IBS College of TVET she conveyed her thanks to the organisers.   

Trukai Industries representative, Koipage Lonagata, thanked the winners for participating in the fun run and the IBS draw and encouraged others to also submit their forms in the next fun run event.

While the Trukai Fun Run is an enjoyable way for everyone to participate together in a large healthy and safe atmosphere while also showing their support for Team PNG, it also provides opportunities for participants to win prizes such as the scholarships from IBS.

PNG Olympic Committee Corporate Manager, Ian Leklek, acknowledged Trukai and IBS for their support of the Fun Run and Team PNG.

He also encouraged more people to be part of the Trukai Fun Run and enter the IBSU draw for an opportunity to get a high quality education in the country.

IBS also provides scholarship for PNG’s elite athletes through the Athletes Excellence Program in partnership with PNGOC. Interested athletes can see the team at PNGOC for more information.

“We are grateful for the support IBSU has given over the years which has contributed to the development of our elite sports men and women and also the community by offering scholarships and academic programs for the people,” Leklek said.

(Police Officer, Sergeant Tau, PNG Olympic Committee Corporate Manager, Ian Leklek, IBS representative, Rebecca Paira and Trukai Industries representative, Koipage Lonagata, following the draw on August 16th- Picture: PNG Olympic Committee)

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