The National, Wednesday 1st May 2013
STUDENTS of Surinki Lutheran High School in Enga now have access to clean fresh water, courtesy of Bank South Pacific.
BSP Porgera branch, through its community project programme, has installed two tanks, which will serve the school’s administration and boarding facilities. The tanks were delivered to the school recently.
Due to the absence of water tanks, Surinki students had been forced to walk long distances to fetch water in creeks and rivers. They have also been using pit toilets during weekdays when attending classes.
Their plight was brought to the attention of the BSP Porgera whose staff members were more than happy to assist the school overcome its water problems.
Over a three-week period last month, BSP Porgera staff volunteered to install two water tanks at the school.
The first tank was installed near the school’s administration block for day use and the second was installed at the girls’ dormitory for boarding students.
The installation of the tanks has had a great impact on the school, with plans to build four ablution blocks to utilise the new fresh water supply.
In 2013, BSP will initiate 33 community projects throughout Papua New Guinea in the areas of sports, education and environment.