By JASON GIMA WURI
IOBUNA Kouba Primary School, located at 14-Mile outside Port Moresby, welcomed the new academic year with a timely donation of two sets of Able computer systems donated by Bank South Pacific.
The computers were handed over in a ceremony yesterday to headmaster Richard Ikupu and school board chairman Nelson Nebare by BSP public relations and communications manager Rosemary Mawe.
Ms Mawe said BSP, as the nation’s largest bank, took it upon itself to help local schools and communities wherever practical.
“BSP has a role to play in helping the development of our country’s human resources, especially in the rural areas. We believe computers will serve their purpose well,” she said.
Mr Ikupu thanked BSP for their continuous support and said since the establishment of the school, there had been no real form of help and that BSP was making a difference now.
“The computers will greatly help the school in managing their student requirements and will also be a great help in the preparation of various school exercises, attendance lists and tests.
“This is not the first time BSP is helping the school.
“Last year, BSP donated 22 chairs and a formal request was subsequently made to BSP to help in the provision of computers,” he said.
Mr Nebare urged the students to take care of the computers because they were proud recipients who should honour the efforts of BSP to contribute to the society’s welfare and growth.
“You need to take extra care of the computers when in use,” he added.
BSP has an ongoing programme that endeavours to help schools in need of help in various manners.
Late last year, BSP donated office furniture and a computer to LifeLine in Port Moresby, and a computer system to Hohola Demonstration Elementary School.