BSP Financial Group Limited (BSP) with Community Partner and popular Australian NRL Club, Brisbane Broncos, joined hands to relaunch the BSP Financial Literacy Program for schools at the Ted Diro Primary School and St Joseph’s International College respectively today ( Wednesday 28th, July 2021), in Port Moresby.
This program is aimed at helping schoolchildren understand a life skill of saving money, basic understanding of simple budgeting and practice making decision on the use of their money. The selected primary and secondary schools within NCD and around PNG will take part in BSP’s Financial Literacy Program.
The partnership will see the Brisbane Broncos assist BSP in promoting the Financial Literacy Program through various messages and talks with the students about the importance of saving.
Present via the Zoom Online Conference to launch the program with BSP was Brisbane Broncos Ambassador and retired player, the legendary Sam Thaiday.
Brisbane Broncos' Sam Thaiday Speaking to students during Launch.
Thaiday said: “we are happy to be a Community Partner of BSP to relaunch the 2021 BSP School Banking and BSP Financial Literacy Program for schools. Together with BSP, we are here to talk to you about the importance of saving your money.”
“It is wise to save in a bank account so we are not tempted to spend all our money unnecessarily. When we save a little bit of the money we have now, we are able to buy things we need in the future, such as stationery, books or even a new computer,” added Thaiday.
BSP Area Manager for NCD, Dennis Lamus said, “it is an honour to partner with a professional rugby league team such as the Brisbane Broncos whose core values are similar to BSP’s in terms of Community Commitment and focusing on key areas as education.
We at BSP believe that, it is important to have financial literacy taught in the schools today, because it equips the younger generations and future bank customers with a solid foundation that is built on the knowledge and skills they need to confidently and effectively manage their finances,” commented Lamus.
Lamus added that; “it is better to expose young minds to real-life, financial dilemmas so they develop wise spending habits and realize savings goals.”
“BSP’s partnership with such a reputable club is not only in rugby league but also in business and leadership programs, which is beneficial for both parties. The partnership associates with similar core values and community commitments,” said Lamus.