COVID-19 Pandemic response
As a result of COVID-19 and national lockdowns, all of our partner colleges in Fiji and Papua New Guinea have suspended classes. Where possible, classes have continued to run online and students have continued to study, submit assignments and complete take-home exams.
Across the Pacific, churches are central to family and community, but leadership is predominantly male. The voices and representation of women are often excluded in decision-making, teaching and leadership, which reinforces gender power-imbalances in society.
We support women to study theology and seek ordination, equipping them for leadership in the Church and community.
One of our graduates last year was Dux of her class and has been appointed as Congregational Minister, living testimony of the potential of women for leadership. New students will start next year.
Sixteen women in five countries have completed theological education. Our scholar in Fiji came top (Dux) of her class. Many of these women are serving as ministers or leaders in their community.
16 female scholarship recipients graduated with a Diploma of Theology
Methodist Church in Fiji & Rotuma, United Church in PNG