BSP delivers solar lights for remote High School

Date: Monday 26th March, 2018

Neregaima High School in Simbu Province is a proud recipient of a fully kitted solar lighting pack delivered and installed by Bank South Pacific (BSP).

The completed project was handed over to the school on Saturday 24th March, 2018, by the BSP Kundiawa Branch Team as part of the 2018 BSP Community Project initiative.

The new solar lighting pack will light up two double story classrooms and the staff room at this remote school, about 2 hours drive out of Kundiawa town.

With the total value over K20,000 ,the Installation included 4x 120w 12V solar panels, 2x 12V 200Ah Valve Regulated Acid- Battery for energy storage, an Inverter/Changer EP 3000 for energy conversation, 20 Lights with solar LED bulbs, switches and distribution lines.

"It has been a pleasure and a rewarding experience working to deliver this community project.  We delivered something that was most needed for the school. Our children are now able to have lights to study in the evenings. It is a cost effective use of clean energy," said Darius Duivia, BSP Kundiawa Community Project Coordinator.

"The school takes in students from three districts, Gumine, Kerowagi and Kundiawa Gembogl. We contributed to improving learning environment for the students," he added.

Head Mistress of Neregaima High School, Merlyn Drekore was pleased with the project and stated, "due to the remote location of the school, it has been out of reach for basic facility upgrades. Lighting was an immediate need for our students. And we thank BSP for choosing our school."

BSP Kundiawa Branch has delivered the second project out of 46 community projects planned for this year with the theme "Solar lights in High Schools." BSP continues to give back to the communities that it operates in. The BSP Community Project initiative was established in 2009, and has since invested K7.8 million worth of projects in communities.