BSP Mt Hagen Branch and Minj Rural sub branch kicked off the 2022 BSP community project initiative when delivering a new look duplex classroom with new desks, tables and two new Computers sets for students at St John Bosco Primary School in Minj, Gabngal Village, in Jiwaka Province.
The Mt Hagen branch team with the help of Minj sub branch staff completed the project in time coinciding with BSP Board members visit for their Board meeting in Mt Hagen. The Board witnessed the handover of the completed project.
The team furnished the newly built classroom for the school with 30 new desks and two new computer sets to assist students with their learning.
When handing over the project to the school, BSP Mt Hagen Branch Manager Theresa Pilamp said, “This project initiative is aligned with our theme for the year and with the banks priorities in creating a lasting change in communities, students here will have a good environment for learning. The desks are made within the community, hence providing an opportunity for locals to benefit from the initiative.”
“Education is vital for the country’s development, for every sector to do well they will need well educated people. This donation may seem little but will play a big role in enabling the school to achieving results,” she said.
BSP Mt Hagen Branch and Minj Rural sub branch handing over a new looking duplex classroom with computer sets and desks.
BSP Group CEO Robin Fleming reaffirmed this saying “Thousands of conversations happen each year with our customers, their communities and BSP men and women, to determine the area of greatest need for a community.”
“As a part of the communities we live in, we would like to build these relationships and strengthen our community involvement. BSP Community Project initiatives provide an avenue for each of our branch staff to contribute to make a difference. This is not only in PNG but also in other Pacific Countries we operate in,” said Fleming.
Principal of St John Bosco Primary School, Joseph Kupo expressed his gratitude to the bank for the much-needed kits, as it is timely to complement the completion of their new duplex classroom.
Kupo said, ‘the support was timely and would help minimize challenges that the school is facing in terms of inadequate material at the facility. We appreciate the gesture and ask the bank to continue supporting education in the country.”
BSP is committed to assist in improving the welfare of local communities through interventions in education, environment and health. Since its inception in 2009, every Branch Manager and their teams have made a personal commitment to this program, devoting their own time. So far, BSP has funded over K13.39 million and taken part in over 529 community projects.
This year, the bank will deliver 52 community projects with each worth K30, 000 under the theme, “Education, Health and Other Special Needs.”