The National Gaming Control Board, through its Give Back Program, has assisted over forty students attending various tertiary institutions in the country with their 2021 Tuition Fees.
With economic hardship meaning some students are unable to continue their studies, the students applied through the NGCB’s Give Back Program seeking financial assistance in the hopes to continue their education. This assistance covers full fees and all costs associated with their boarding.
The Government, through the Board of Trustees of the Community Benefit Fund unanimously approved the release of the school fee assistance funds to support the students continue their education.
NGCB Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Imelda Agon, said education is a shared responsibility and the National Gaming Control Board is pleased to support education.
“This donation will help alleviate some of social and economic burdens that families face in providing an education for their children.
“Despite the downturn in the economy with the impact of COVID-19, the NGCB continues to assist the parents and guardians at the higher education sector who share the misfortunes of society.
“The economic conditions inflicted upon people around the country is because of the pandemic”.
A final year student of Don Bosco Technological Institute, Ms. Charmaine George who is a recipient of the school fee assistance, said that “organizations like the NGCB truly gives second chances to students like myself to pursue our educational goals and aspirations”.
“My mother is the sole provider of my family and watching her struggle so hard this year to meet my Tuition Fee was very painful,” Charmaine said.
“I did not want to see my mother carry the burden alone so I decided to seek assistance through various organizations but to no avail.
“It is truly a lifetime blessing to me for the NGCB to pay my full tuition fee for this year, and I thank the almighty God for his endless love and blessings shown through the NGCB”, Ms George said.
Sebastian Kewa Michael, who attends the University of Papua New Guinea, also shared the same sentiments and thanked the NGCB for the life changing support to his family and education.