Paying mind to the significance of literacy skills, Bank South Pacific (BSP) has opened an additional new Buk bilong Pikinini (BbP) at the University of Goroka.
This will count as the second library opened out of the seven libraries BSP has committed to building around the country in the next couple of years.
BSP Group Chief Executive Robin Fleming described the reason behind their support as simple; to tackle the illiteracy rates by planting the culture of reading in the young minds of Papua New Guineas.
BSP count their partnership with BbP as a privilege in, as stated by Mr Fleming, “harnessing the necessary skill of reading as part of [children]’s development as the future leaders of PNG.
Our children are our future and we must give them hope, health and opportunity.” The feeling is mutual as, Buk bilong Pikinini Executive Officer Luke Ebbs, stated “this commitment by BSP is very much appreciated and we look forward to working together in improving the literacy rate in Papua New Guinea.
Although the task seems impossible, BbP believes we can make this happen one library at a time, with the support of BSP.”
Additional BbP’s are to be built in Lorengau, NCD, Madang and Kokopo.
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