The National, Thursday 24th November 2011
BANK South Pacific has this year successfully delivered 35 community projects in health, education, sports and the environment through its extensive branch network in the country.
Many communities in different provinces, including women and children, have praised BSP for giving back to the communities in many ways.
Among the positive stories, Porgera is an example where the project has touched the lives of children.
Previously the local elementary school children did not have desks and children sat on the bare floor during classes.
BSP intervened and today they have desks and teachers have tables and chairs.
Other projects delivered include renovating and building of classroom facilities, to giving of blood, providing fresh water facilities, providing support in hospitals; supporting and encouraging sports or caring for the environment.
Bank chief executive officer Ian Clyne was pleased to announce the successful delivery of projects in these areas and said BSP had a level of commitment to PNG like no other bank.
“BSP not only has a commitment to delivering much needed banking services to the majority of Papua New Guineans but delivering meaningful projects that contribute to a better community and better nation,” he said.
“As the only home-grown bank in Papua New Guinea, BSP is reaching out to communities because we truly understand that we have the opportunity to make a meaningful and lasting difference where it matters the most and we want to make a change for tomorrow, today,”
All branches are now planning 2012 community projects implemented by BSP branches as part of a year-round calendar of community initiatives implemented by the bank.
BSP introduced community projects in 2009 and since then the bank has given back to communities projects worth more than K1 million annually.