The National, Wednesday July 31st, 2013
Bank south pacific has renovated a rundown classroom in a primary school in Popondetta, Oro, as part of its community programme.
The bank also handed over office equipment for teachers and a new water tank to allow students of the Resurrection Primary School access to clean drinking water.
BSP Popondetta branch manager Antonia Dru handed over the project to the school earlier this month.
“The brand new water tank, renovated classroom, and office equipment that BSP is presenting is to help create a conducive learning environment for students,” Dru said.
“This project is our small contribution to our children who are our future leaders.”
Dru and her team delivered the project by devoting their own time during weekends to complete the renovation.
“For many years, the facilities at the school had been neglected, and upon seeing this we decided to lend a hand and change what we can.”
Over a four-week period, BSP staff took time out to carry out maintenance work on the classroom and help install the water tank.
Students, teachers and the local community welcomed the project and thanked the bank on behalf of the school.
Previous community projects undertaken by the bank in the Oro include the installation of a water tank at Embogo High School, construction of an ablution block at Uganda Marthyrs Catholic Elementary School, blood donation and cleanup at the Popondetta General Hospital and the donation of trash bins to the town.
The classroom renovation project at Resurrection Primary School was part of BSP’s community project initiative where branches deliver projects in the communities they operate in.
The project by the bank’s Popondetta branch is one of 33 projects in 2013.
Out of the 33 community projects, 20 have already been handed over to communities.
BSP community projects were mostly in the form of school equipment provision and classroom refurbishments, hospital and aidpost repairs, water tank installations, market and public area cleanups, and support of equipment and funding of charities.