Bank of South Pacific (B.S.P.) has stepped in once again to help the community.
This time the recipient is the Samoa Victim Support Group (S.V.S.G.).
On Friday, the bank has built a new kitchen at the S.V.S.G. School of Hope in Tuanaimato and sales booth at the Fugalei market to Samoa Victim Support Group (S.V.S.G.).
Presented by B.S.P. General Manager, Taituuga Maryann Lameko-Vaai, the community project is an initiative that is implemented across the Pacific region, in all the countries that B.S.P. trades in.
For the year 2017, the theme is Empowering Women and Children so B.S.P. Samoa chose to partner with S.V.S.G.
“As an organisation, part of our culture is to be fully engaged and committed to the wellness of the communities that we operate in. This project is one of the many ways that we show Samoa and the Pacific that, B.S.P. cares and we have a social responsibility to give back to the community,” said Taitu’uga.
Through this partnership, B.S.P. found an avenue to assist with S.V.S.G.’s current activities by securing a booth at the Fugalei market to sell goods produced from their Nofotane project. A new kitchen was also built at the S.V.S.G. School of Hope.
“In our discussions with Siliniu Lina, she explained that the kitchen and cooking facilities were not ideal for the residents of this campus. So today I am pleased to hand over a new kitchen and cooking facilities as an extension to the fale Samoa, to encourage the young girls and children to assist with cooking and chores and perhaps work on their culinary skills and maybe become chefs in the future.”
The projects were presented to S.V.S.G. President, Siliniu Lina Chang and S.V.S.G. Patron, Tuisugaletaua Sofara Aveau.
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