Children from Goroka and surrounding areas in Eastern Highlands Province, will now be able to enhance important skills like reading and writing with the introduction of the Buk Bilong Pikinini library.
BSP Group Chief Executive Officer Robin Fleming opened the library at the University of Goroka; this is the second of seven libraries which the bank has committed to construct in the coming years.
Mr. Fleming said the bank’s decision to support is simple; to help improve literacy rates in PNG, by developing a culture of reading from early age, and the opportunity to partner with BbP, was a strategic move.
“BbP has embarked on a noble plan to establish libraries and learning centres regionally, to promote and encourage the passion to read. BSP is privileged to partner with BbP to promote education among children and ultimately, play a part in improving access to education in PNG, because like BbP, our focus is on the children and youth of our country,” he said.
“This partnership is a long term commitment by BSP to ensure that our children harness the necessary skill of reading as part of their development as the future leaders of PNG. Our children are our future and we must give them hope, health and opportunity,” Mr. Fleming added.
Buk Bilong Pikinini Executive Officer Luke Ebbs, who was also present at the launch, thanked BSP for showing confidence in BbP in partnering with them for the construction of 7 Libraries throughout the country.
Mr Fleming said the bank’s decision to support is to help improve literacy rates in PNG, by developing a culture of reading from early age to promote and improve access to education throughout the country.
Apart from Goroka and Lae, libraries will also be built in Lorengau, NCD, Madang and Kokopo.
These libraries were established in 2007 and are an initiative of Anne-Sophie Hermann and Anna Mukerjee.
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