By WENDY KATUSELE
FIVE lucky people have won scholarships with the Institute of Business Studies in Port Moresby following a partnership with the tertiary institution and the Papua New Guinea Sports Federation.
The five winners were drawn on Thurs by Deputy Director of IBS Sadiq Ali, IBS Team Leader Innovation & Development Vani Nades, PNGSF's executive Monalisa Leka and PNGSF's deputy secretary general Auvitta Rapilla.
The five winners were drawn from last year's Trukai Fun Run entry forms received from participants from 13 centres; Goroka, Kavieng, Kimbe, Kokopo, Lae, Lihir, Madang, Pogera, Port Moresby, Rabaul, Wewak, Tabubil and Mt Hagen.
The winners were Fred Francis of Southern Highlands Province, Vavine Iamo of Port Moresby, Evodia Sitaing Port Moresby, Loddy Bertha of Port Moresby and McKenzie Gabebe of Alotau.
The five will choose to undertake studies in Certificate in Accounting and Certificate in Computing.
The scholarship package is worth K3, 000 for each student totaling to IBS support of K15, 000.
Prior to the drawing of winners PNG Sports Federation & Olympic Committee Executive Mona-Lisa Leka said that IBS had generously made available two places for a Certificate of Accounting and another three places for a Certificate in Computing.
She said that IBS has been working in partnership with PNG Sports Federation & Olympic Committee (PNGSFOC) and Trukai, by awarding these scholarships for the past nine years.
These scholarships have enabled lucky winners to get an educational qualification.
Ms Leka said that PNGSFOC in partnership with IBS and Trukai is happy to support education through sport and occasions like this present an opportunity for us to help make a difference and provide, through IBS an education for five lucky people.
Deputy Director of Institute of Business Studies Sadiq Ali said IBS was proud to be associated with sports and IBS believes in supporting school leavers and helping them achieve their dreams and go on to pursue a career of their choice.
"We have found that through partnership with the PNGSFOC, we have been able to offer an opportunity of an education through these draws. In this partnership of education and sport it is our firm belief that we can model and build good citizens of Papua New Guinea," Ali said.
Above...IBS Team Leader Innovation & Development Vani Nades drawing out a lucky winner as PNGSF's executive Monalisa Leka (right) and IBS Deputy Director Sadiq Ali look on. Picture by JOE IVAHARIA.