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Kaspersky Lab Commonwealth Expedition

September 17, 2009
Era from Brunei, seated, stuck in the evening tent in Wanaka, New Zealand. Pic from www.commonwealthexpedition.com

Era from Brunei, seated, stuck in the evening tent in Wanaka, New Zealand. Pic from http://www.commonwealthexpedition.com

Era, who, Insya Allah, will be the first Bruneian to reach the South Pole come New Year’s Day 2010 will now be able to concentrate on her training and forget about worries on the funding. Good news is that the whole team of eight women from the Commonwealth has been granted a full fund to finance their trip to the Antarctica after Kaspersky Lab has agreed to fund the trip. Kaspersky Lab is a developer of a secure content management solutions.

This will be very good news indeed has team members have been sourcing for funding here and there. The expedition is now being re-branded as The Karspesky Lab Commonwealth Women’s Antarctic Expedition. Read the full press release here from the sponsor.

Brunei’s own Polar Girl, Era has previously lamented on the lack of her fund through this news article here.  She has previously won Br$8,000 from the BIBD Wish campaign where the money she received was used to fund for her training in New Zealand. She will be back home tonight. Read on the training account in New Zealand here.

On a related Commonwealth news, Commonwealth with its two billion people from 53 countries is celebrating its 60th anniversary. The expedition to the South Pole is part of the celebration. Now, those living in the Commonwealth can have their say about the Commonwealth and how to shape. More information from the Commonwealth Conversation.

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