Hundreds of students armed with gloves and Go Green bags, participated in the annual BSP Go Green School Clean Day, today.
BSP Corporate Sponsorship Manager Amelia Minnopu and Port Moresby Branch, Eco Ambassador James Niu joined the students and teachers to launch the clean-up event. BSP's Go Green message is simple, "Rethink, Reuse and Recycle and addresses littering and the careless disposal of rubbish in our communities.
Butuka Academy Director, Mr Orlando Antonio, thanked BSP for the Go Green initiative which has attracted great interest and participation from schools."
He added, "This was the first time for Butuka Academy School students, to participate in the Annual School Clean-up 2019, and the school was excited to be a part of this program. The reward for everyone today will be a cleaner community and students will learn to be more responsible in caring for the environment."
Speaking at the launch of Annual Clean up event, BSP's Corporate Sponsorship Manager, Ms Amelia Minnopu, thanked Butuka Academy and all registered schools for the interest and participation in 2019.
She added, "The BSP Go Green Campaign has continued to drive the message of awareness and education through schools, and ensuring that our youngsters are more responsible in the communities that they live in."
"The BSP Annual Go Green School Clean-up day, aims to put a practical aspect to the program where children across, PNG, Vanuatu, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands and the Cook Islands can participate," said Ms Minnopu.
The BSP Annual Go Green School Clean-up day organised by BSP, and executed through registered schools in Papua New Guinea and BSP Branches across the Pacific. Over a hundred schools registered participation in 2019, recording a participation of over 20,000 students.
This will be the ninth year of the BSP Annual Go Green School Clean up Day.