by Marie Kauna – EMTV Online, Port Moresby
The Pride of PNG Awards of Women 2017 nominations was launched today by Governor General of Papua New Guinea, Bob Dadae.
Mr. Dadae is also the Patron of the Pride of PNG Awards for Women.
Yesterday’s launching is the 11th since its inception in 2007.
Each year, six different winners are awarded the Pride of PNG Medal under six different categories. They are
- Young PNG
- Bravery and Courage
- Community Spirit
- Care and Compassion
- Environment and;
- Education Role Model.
Today’s launching signifies that nominations for the 2017 awards are open for the general public to start nominating.
Mr.Dadae encouraged the general public to go back to their communities, identify women heroes with inspiring stories and nominate them for this award as they will leave lasting stories that will empower, inspire and motivate many women around the country.
CPL’s Chair of the Board, Mahesh Patel also reiterated on the importance of empowering women saying this initiative is one way to identifying these women heroes.
In support, Kori Maraga, who was the 2015 Education Role Model, recounted on her experience as a teacher. Maraga’s story is an important story that highlights the importance of education.
Like Maraga, there are many women throughout the country, who have inspiring stories however, are not identified and recognised for their positive contribution to this nation.
And this platform is provided by CPL to identify these women heroes.
The program is supported by Post Courier, PNG FM, EMTV and EMTEK, and will continue to tell more amazing stories of women heroes in the country.
Nominations are now open for the general public to nominate.
If you know of any woman in your community, or have known with such inspiring stories, make your nomination count by nominating your hero for this award.
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