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Bank South Pacific Commissions Renewable Energy Project

Bank South Pacific  Commissions Renewable Energy Project
August 02
16:05 2018

Bank South Pacific (BSP) handed over the reins to a brand new solar power supply system to the board & management of Nailuva District School.

This has marked the successful completion of its latest Rural Renewable Energy Project.

They held the handover on July 30.

BSP senior manager rural banking Isikeli Taoi while addressing the 270 primary and kindergarten students emphasised BSP’s commitment to enhancing the quality of their education through this investment project.

“Our commitment to Fiji’s development goes beyond banking,” Mr taoi said.

“Now that you have light to help extend your study hours into the night, make full use of it so you can succeed in your education.  Always remember to give back to your parents and communities.”

The BSP sponsored Solar Power system will generate power for the school hostel, dining hall and classrooms for their night studies.

Mr Taoi commended the students, the school administration, parents and the local communities for their determination to facilitate quality education.

He witnessed first-hand, how classrooms used as a learning centre during the day were ‘transformed’ into bedrooms at night when students would lift their mattresses from the school veranda into the room.

“What a humbling experience to witness the resilience of these children,” Mr Taoi said.

“This Branch Community Project initiated by our staff in Rakiraki demonstrates their empathy for the community they serve.”

“This has enabled this remote school to have access to 24-hour power supply.”

The Nailuva District School, which accommodates boarders too, is one of the most remote communities in the Ra province with no bus services.

The school is also amongst those being assisted by the Government of Fiji through infrastructural development following vast damages sustained during TC Winston.

maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj

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