BSP supports rural school library

BSP supports rural school library

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Friday 27/10/2023
Photo: BSP

Students studying at the Rukuruku District School in Sigatoka and nearby communities will now be able to access better education facilities after BSP Financial Group Limited (BSP), through its Sigatoka Branch, completed the upgrade of the school’s library room to be multifunctional complex, housing library books and computers.

BSP Relieving Country Head Maikash Ali says they are delighted to support this school through the complete maintenance of its library room to create an ambience that would be conducive to reading and computing.

He also told students to make full use of this facility because apart from books that will open their minds to a whole world of possibilities, these computers will broaden that reach to the World Wide Web.

Ali says their Sigatoka branch staff chose to assist this school after realising the geographic isolation of students which impaired their access to quality library services and computers.

He adds after touring the school and seeing how much it has done on its own to develop the school, they made an additional contribution of library books to broaden the range accessible to students.

While welcoming BSP’s assistance, Nadroga/Navosa Senior Education Officer Lemeki Ratudamu says this Project is aligned well with one of the Ministry’s goals of transforming education, and through their partnership, this is being achieved here in Rukuruku District School.

He says they have always known BSP to accept their deposits, and today, they are seeing BSP deposit money to benefit this school and the Navosa/Nadroga region as a whole.

Recently, BSP handed over a project at Savusavu’s Kasavu Primary School to bolster its Water, Sanitation and Hygiene program which led to a drop in absenteeism in the school. Earlier, at Navitilevu District School in Rakiraki, a project to connect a hostel to school for children between the ages of 6 and 13, improved the schooling experience for these boarders who are away from their loved ones for long periods in pursuit of an education.

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