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BSP assists school and clinic in Tokarara

Monday, December 14, 2020

Tokarara community in NCD received assistance to its Secondary school and clinic as Bank South Pacific's Branches and Business Units continue delivering 2020 community projects in the areas of Health and Education.

Waigani Banking Centre Deputy Branch Manager, Rarua Kema on behalf of his team on Friday 11th December 2020, presented eight computers and a printer to the tune of K30, 000.00 to the Tokarara Secondary School.

"While we stand as a corporate organisation, each of our staff is a part of a community. Our vision also aligns BSP, to be the leading financial services provider in our chosen markets helping customers, staff, shareholders and communities prosper," Mr Kema said.

A grateful Deputy Principal (Administration) Mrs Lucy Lapau on behalf of the school and teachers thanked BSP for recognising a school that performed academically well, one of the top 10 this year, in terms of its grade 12 results.

"This school enrols students as far as Morata, Hohola, and June Valley. Many kids from these areas will not have access to computers at home and BSP's donation is a big blessing. By the time students return in 2021, they will have more computers to use in our two labs," Mrs Lapau added.

Still in Tokarara, BSP Capital - one of the subsidiaries in the BSP Group extended the Tokarara Clinic to create a Consultation room for Tuberculosis patients, also donating medical equipment like blood pressure machines and Oximeters, and a laptop and projector for the clinic's health awareness programs, all to the value of K30, 000.

BSP Capital General Manager Gheno Minia in handing over the projects on Friday said, "These and other support shows BSP's commitment in ensuring that customers and stakeholders are looked after from a community level up".

Tokarara Clinic's Sister-in-charge Sr Olive Ume in thanking BSP said the clinic sees up to 35,000 patients a year. In 2020 alone, 600 Tuberculosis cases were diagnosed as positive cases at this clinic, and the extension by BSP gives TB patients a bigger, better room for Consultations to be conducted for the increasing numbers.

This year BSP PNG will be delivering 46 community projects to the total value of K1.56 m. In addition to this,  over 100 wash stations to respective communities, in response to Covid-19 valued at K110, 000.

BSP Capital GM Gheno Minia and his team with Tokarara Clinic sister-in-charge Olive Ume and NCD Health Staff in front of the TB Consultation room.