The initiative is part of BSP's community project for 2012 where BSP Waigani Banking Centre branch renovated the Ablution Block and improved the state of the Children's playground with the help of a local contractor.
The PNG Red Cross Secretary General Ms. Esmie Sinapa acknowledged BSP for the initiative and said this project has given us the confidence to expand our programs to assist these special children.
BSP has been working closely with PNG Red Cross over many years and we are proud to continue our support especially for the Children who are eager to learn despite their hearing disability, said Peter Beswick, BSP's General Manager for Corporate Banking.
As part of the project, BSP staff main focus was on the playground area where the Sandpit was cleared out and constructed new Swing Sets and small round huts where the special children can play and have activities in an outdoor setting more soothing to developing their social abilities.
BSP also painted & did tile works to improve the Ablution block and renovations were also done to the interior part of the classroom building.
Mr. Beswick said BSP has a commitment to the people of Papua New Guinea like no other bank or financial Institution.
"This year BSP will deliver 31 community projects in which 5 are dedicated to improving the facilities for children and people with Disabilities. BSP Kokopo & Rabaul branch recently delivered their project to the Callan Disable Centre of which they constructed new toilets and installed a new tank. They also renovated and painted the Classrooms for the hearing, visual and mentally impairments students."
BSP Alotau Branch also delivered a newly renovated Classroom & Skills Training Centre at Callan Services Disable Centre and BSP Vanimo most recently renovated St Gemma's Disable Centre. Another BSP Branch, Kiunga is replacing fencing and constructing overhead shelter for the Play Ground at Callan Services Disable Centre.
BSP is proud to continue its support in the community and improve the lives of Papua New Guineans including those that are physically impaired, we believe that our contribution will add value to their lives and enable them to reach their full potential.
"It is also pleasing to note that the success of our community projects are the result of our staff who take time off weekends and work with communities to deliver such worthy projects," Mr. Beswick added.