Bank of South Pacific (BSP) handed over 10 desktop computers with desks and chairs to Malake Village School to boost its computer education program for its 132 students. This support will assist in enhancing the digitalisation programme of the rural school and it underpins the Banks’ commitment to the Vanua and Community.
BSP General Manager Retail, Mr Ravindra Singh officially handed over BSP’s donation and acknowledged other stakeholders in the community. “Each year, we allocate funds for our Branches to undertake projects in their local communities,” he said. “I am honoured to witness the result of our staff volunteer efforts in engaging with the community to clean and paint the computer room in addition to the donated computers, desks and chairs. I also acknowledge our IT staff who travelled from Suva to install these computers for the benefit of students and teachers.”
The school is situated atop a hill on Malake Island overlooking the sea with a clear view of the mainland and visible from all village houses that flank the lower end of the school compound. The school had been one of the many that were totally demolished by TC Winston. The new structure that stands there now is a beacon of multi-stakeholder collaborations in education.
“Making the donation of computers, desks and chairs together with our staff volunteering to paint the classroom demonstrates our commitment to being a socially responsible bank and ensuring that our services go beyond banking,” said Mr Singh.
Over the years, BSP has also funded the installation of solar power and water tanks in schools including assistance in the renovation and construction of several school infrastructure as part of its long standing BSP Branch Community Project Program.
Since 2010, BSP has invested over $10million in Fiji as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility Program.