Children visit bank in celebration of Book Week

Children from Buk Bilong Pikinini seeing how a money-counting machine is used inside the BSP Financial Group Ltd’s Port Moresby branch yesterday. – Picture by BbP

CHILDREN from the Buk bilong Pikinini (BbP) visited the BSP financial group Ltd’s Port Moresby branch yesterday to mark the Book Week.
The visit also coincided with the launch of a new reader entitled When I Grow Up I want to be a Banker .
Six-year-old Piro Namean, who is featured in the book as a mini professional banker, got to launch the reader alongside his BSP role model Jude Tamoko, with BSP Group chief executive officer Robin Fleming.
Fleming read the book to the children and talked to them about the skills needed to work in a bank.
BbP public relations and fundraising manager Dorothy Koch said that the visit to BSP was aimed at helping the children envision who they wanted to become when they grew up.
“We want our children to be inspired by the pictures they see in this book so they can work hard towards that goal,” she said.
The children were given a tour inside the bank where they got to see how things worked behind the counter.
This included trying the money-counting machine, receiving a piggy bank and eating BSP cupcakes with the branch team.
“We want our children to experience the banking sector in first-hand,” Koch said.
“This is a good experience for the children as they are in the ages of five and six.”
She also thanked BSP for their continuous support and sponsorship towards the organisation and the children.

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