BSP backs a winner

National, Normal

STUDENTS at Tuempinka Primary, a remote school on the fringes of the Kainantu township in Eastern Highlands, are excited to use their 11 freshly painted classrooms and 50 new desks given to them by Bank South Pacific. 
The school has about 540 students who were visibly delighted by this worthy show of support from the local BSP branch.
School board chairman and head teacher Eki Kamave thanked BSP for the kind gesture describing it as a rare gift and first of its kind from any corporate organisations in the district and Eastern Highlands.
During the hand-over recently, Kamave urged the students and community to take care of the classrooms and new desks.
BSP Kainantu branch manager Mark Posenu, who managed the project and led his staff on weekends to assist with the completion of the project ,said BSP was committed to interacting and being agents of change in communities.
Nationwide, BSP’s 35 branches were implementing community projects like refurbishing hospital wards and health clinics, rebuilding and repainting classrooms in schools, bringing the opportunity for health checks to people and providing new medical equipment and supplies to various hospitals.
These projects were ongoing and were being driven by the enthusiasm of BSP teams at every branch and fully supported financially by the bank to make a real difference in the communities it operates in.
Last year, BSP spent more than K1 million on projects nationwide.
This year, 29 projects had been completed with five branches on schedule to complete their projects.