Miss Papua New Guinea and Miss Pacific Islands 2018, Leoshina Kariha has been appointed Brand Ambassador for the Institute of Business Studies (IBS).
IBS Group entities comprise of IBSUniversity, IBS College, IBS Centre of excellence, IBS Career Development Centre and IBS Research Centre; operating from two campuses located at 6-mile (TVET College) and 11- mile (IBSUniversity) outside Port Moresby.
By representing IBS, Leoshina will promote their values of Integrity, Respect, Innovation, Service, Collaboration, Accountability, Responsive and Excellence.
The appointment of Leoshina follows the recent announcement by IBSU Founder, Sir Mick Nades and Chairperson of MPIP PNG Molly O’Rourke for the “IBS Founder’s Scholarships,” valued at K2.1 million for the next 5 years.
“We have supported the Miss PNG pageant since 1996. For three years we sponsored a Miss IBS in the Miss PNG Pacific Islands Pageant,” said Sir Mick.
“By entering into a partnership with MPIP PNG we are sending a strong message that this is a true partnership in enriching young women through quality learning. When you educate a woman, you educate a family, a community, and ultimately a nation,” he added.
A humbled Leoshina said the opportunity is one that she holds close to her heart.
“My mother is a teacher and my parents raised me prioritizing education. Education is key to success, it changes lives and can be empowering.
“The core objective of MPIP is empowering young women through education – and given that IBS is an educational institution – it is fitting that MPIP PNG and IBS join forces to enhance the goals and purposes of both organizations.”
“I am humbled to be bestowed the honor of being launched as the first-ever “IBS Brand Ambassador 2021.”