Surprise visit by PNG Kumuls star

Teachers and students at Hohola Demonstration Elementary School were treated to a surprise visit by BSP brand ambassador and PNG Kumuls star, David Mead, during the handover of a renovated library project at the school.

Mead was pleased to meet with the students and staff of the school to talk about sports and the power of learning through books on October 30th.

He encouraged the children to read, adding that “education and learning through reading contributed to improving their understanding of the world”.

For the teachers and parents who were there to witness the handover, Mead highlighted that it was important they continued to brew the love of books in the youngsters and encourage the ability of reading and comprehension.

The project, valued at K25,000, was delivered to the school by the BSP Haus branch staff as part of its community project initiative for 2019. The renovated library and books will serve more than 300 students who live in and around Hohola suburb in Port Moresby, NCD.

Hohola Demonstration Elementary School head teacher, Iia Ako, acknowledged the Kumul star and thanked the bank for the commitment that will now raise the quality of education and help them reach their potential in delivering early learning knowledge to children.

“Books are a luxury for most schools as the online information becomes more accessible. But the core fundamentals remain in many of the schools in PNG, and the Nation’s Capital, where books are the first source of information when there is no access to online information. We are pleased to have a library that continues to serve this purpose for our students and thank BSP and the staff at BSP Haus for choosing to renovate our library,” stated Ako.

BSP also handed over another library project to Gerehu Primary school through the BSP Gordon’s Commercial Centre Branch team today (Friday November 1st). The team revisited the project to renovate and donate two air conditioners, chairs and tables for the children to use in the library to enhance students’ learning environment.  

BSP has now handed over 29 community projects out of 48 planned projects, at a total cost of K750,000 to date. The community projects are delivered through the branches in each province.

(BSP Haus Branch Manager Donna Gavu with BSP Brand Ambassador David Mead and school head teacher, Iia Ako, with students)

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