Fifty years on since its establishment, the students of Kuriva Primary School along the Hiritano Highway in Central Province now have a Basketball Court for Physical Education lessons, thanks to BSP Financial Group’s 2022 Community Project.
BSP’s Group Risk Management Strategic Business Unit initiated the project that will see over 500 students benefit from the facility, valued at K38, 000.
BSP Group Chief Risk Officer Roger Hastie, thanked the community for welcoming BSP and allowing them to give back through such project. “We thank you for allowing us to go a step further by assisting students of this school open Sumatin Accounts with BSP,” he said.
BSP’s Boroko Branch assisted all 85 students from Grade 6 to 8 open Sumatin Accounts – an important step towards financially empowering them by instilling a savings culture for the students.
BSP Group CEO Robin Fleming during the project handover said, BSP remains critical in PNG’s transition and is proud to be giving back to schools like Kuriva Primary School in the Hiri Koiari district.
“While you are in school, teachers instill the need to not only be good students but Christians as well. We hope that the court will enable you to develop some skills before you complete the 2022 studies and make you look forward to school again next year”, said Mr Fleming.
School Head Teacher Mr. Charles Rave thanked BSP for the support on behalf of Central Education Division, Vanapa Community, Parents and Guardians of the students who also turned up to witness the event.
“It’s a Blessing. The community has never witnessed such before and I also thank you parents for support, teachers and students for their efforts towards the completion of this projects.
“BSP and CEO Mr Fleming, Your contribution towards this school will always be remembered. When we were approached by BSP, Kuriva Primary School chose a Basketball court as it is also a classroom and learning place. While the code of basketball is dying in Central province, know they will produce some best players from this school and place through the court,” he added.