A new scholarship program will give children in the PNG LNG project sites an opportunity to further their studies.
This is an initiative of ExxonMobil PNG, the operator of the PNG LNG Project, in collaboration with the Business & Professional Women’s Association, to provide scholarship programs for children in Hela, Southern Highlands, Gulf, and Central Provinces.
A grant of K300,000 from the PNG LNG Project has been funded into this scholarship program, awarding a minimum of thirty students, for the next school year.
ExxonMobil PNG Managing Director, Andrew Barry, said the company is committed to building human, social and economic capacity in a way that benefits people, communities and businesses over the long term.
“We have long said education is the cornerstone to Papua New Guinea’s future. It is our hope that this program will positively impact youth from the PNG LNG Project areas by providing them with the opportunity to further their education so they can return and contribute to the development of their home communities and the nation,” said Barry.
This scholarship program is a first for the BPW to take in male students in their scholarship program. The NGO has been supporting over 2,000 women and girls in completing their studies.