BSP PNG | Markham Valley High School in Morobe Province is the sixth school to receive solar lighting installed in the classrooms, through Bank South Pacific’s 2018 Community Project initiative.
The Community Project was delivered by the Bank’s Corporate and Finance team in Lae, with the assistance of a contractor.
The staff volunteered over the weekend to installed solar panels at Markham Valley Secondary School site and formally handed over the project on Monday 30th April, 2018.
The school is located 121km out of Lae city and caters for over 1,300 students from Grades 9 to 12 who come from different districts of the Morobe Province.
Students at the school will now be able to do night studies, and the solar lights will subsidise the cost of fuel for the generators.
Markham Valley Secondary School Principal, Mr Billy Kayo thanked BSP for the assistance in helping the school. He encouraged the staff and students of the school to recognise the support given by bank and to be responsible in taking care of the solar equipment.
BSP Head of Corporate Banking – Lae, Mr Gary Sugars urged the community to take care of the equipment, as it will benefit more students in the future who come to the school. He added, “We are pleased that we can give back to each of our communities and contribute to improving the lives of people in the community.”
BSP plans to deliver 48 Community Projects in 2018, worth over K1.2 million. These projects will be delivered by staff through our branches, Strategic Business Units (SBU) and BSP Subsidiaries across PNG.
Out of 48 Community Projects planned for this year, Mendi, Kundiawa, Vanimo, Mt. Hagen branches and Gordon’s Commercial Centre have successfully completed and handed over their project, under the 2018 theme, “Solar lights in schools”.
Each project is worth K25, 000 and is fully funded by BSP.