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Bank South Pacific in building and empowering youths in the community presented K8,000 to support the Port Moresby Arts Theatre (MAT) to stage its 7th annual Youth Arts Programme (YAP).
This Festival is an avenue for youths to express their hearts and minds and further propagate awareness on today’s social issues in the communities on Violence, Gender Equality, Religion, Drugs, and Bullying.
“BSP as a community orientated bank is delighted to lend a hand as co-sponsors of the event to help support an event that adds so much value to the communities through awareness and community empowerment.” says BSP Corporate Sponsorship Manager, Amelia Minnopu.
Moresby Arts Theatre Marketing manager Andrew Kuliniasi thanked BSP saying, “Theatre has the power to bring people together, influence the way that we think and feel, encourages personal reflection, and fosters creativity and expression all while making our lives better. We believe that exposure to the creative process can have a positive impact on student’s ability to create and be more confident in front of an audience.”
“Thank you to BSP for the generous support that will assist us in extending our work with schools and young people in dramatic arts training,” Mr Kuliniasi added.
The programme six weeks programme which will involve will involve Secondary school in the National Capital District (NCD) is scheduled to begin on the 22nd of July during the third school term week and conclude on 30th of August.
Students and youth participants will attend MAT in Weeks One and Two and are then put into ‘troupes’ that then produce their own short plays. The students work on their plays for three weeks and then return to MAT in Week Six to perform in front of an audience and the judging panel.