First Equal Playing Field uni program launched

The Equal Playing Field launched its first university program – Equal Playing for University (EPF4U) – and its one-day Leadership Training Day at the Divine Word University yesterday (Monday).

Co-founded by current Communication Arts final year students Joshua Kiruhia and International Exchange (Inaugural Australian New Colombo Plan Fellow to PNG) student Gina Zheng, EPF4U is all about empowering students to becoming better leaders of gender equality.

“Equal Playing Field for Universities is to bring change in the students’ communities and in their classrooms,” says Kiruhia.

“We believe that when they go through our gender leadership program, after six weeks the students will be equipped to run initiatives and advocacy programs.”

The introductory program saw two sessions that touched on Sex & Gender and Leadership Training, where students shared information through discussions, games and videos.

“Unfortunately, gender equality and the ongoing issue of gender-based violence in PNG needs some serious addressing at the moment,” Zheng says.

“There lies an unprecedented potential in empowering young people to addressing social issues. Running a leadership training about gender equality and ending gender-based violence will provide a space for these students to have a platform to have their voices heard and do something meaningful about the issue they really care about.”

The EPF4U will run for six weeks at DWU.

(DWU students yesterday – Picture: Abigail Seta) 

Press release