BSP and Broncos launch 2022 Financial Literacy Program in NCD schools

By Bank of South Pacific

“Saving a little bit of money can go a long way if you want to buy things in the future such as stationary, books, even a computer,” said Brisbane Broncos Ambassador and retired player Darius Boyd when launching the BSP Financial Literacy School Program today (Tuesday 3rd May, 2022).

Popular Australian NRL Club, the Brisbane Broncos as a ‘Community Partner’ of BSP was part of the launch of the 2022 BSP Financial Literacy Program at the Kopkop College in Port Moresby.

Boyd who joined the launch via Zoom from Brisbane, Australia, encouraged the grade four (4) and ten (10) students to save and said: “set a goal for yourselves and start saving today.”

“The Brisbane Broncos would like to thank you for your participation  and hope you will enjoy the BSP Financial Literacy program in Term two (2) and three (3)”.

LEFT: Kopkop College Principal Mrs Roddy Abady speaking at the launch of BSP Financial Literacy Program. RIGHT: 4. Grade 4 students of Kopkop College wave to Brisbane Broncos Ambassador Darius Boyd who joined the 2022 BSP Financial Literacy Program launch via Zoom.

The banking education program will see students in selected schools in NCD take part in BSP’s 2022 Financial Literacy Program, that is aimed at helping school children understand the life skill of saving money, basic understanding of simple budgeting and practice making decision on the use of their money.

BSP Banking Education Officer Naomi Sion emphasised the need for financial literacy to be taught in schools, as it not only equips children with banking knowledge but also teaches them to develop a saving culture from a young age.

“We are pleased to partner once again with the Brisbane Broncos this year to assist 2,000 children develop wise spending habits to achieve saving goals. So far we have 9 schools in NCD confirmed to be part of this program, and we would like to thank them for the commitment to the school children,” said Mrs Sion.

Kopkop College Principal Roddy Abady thanked BSP for giving the Grade 4 and 10 students a beginning of what is a formal understanding of what a saving culture is all about, especially from a very tender age.

“We trust that with the support of our committed parents, these students will see the value of saving and what it means to use a commercial bank as a port for fostering a saving culture.”

Parents of Grade 4 students assist their children open their BSP Sumatin Accounts at Kopkop College today.

BSP Head of Marketing & PR Gorethy Semi, said BSP collaborates with such reputable club as the Brisbane Broncos “as we share similar core values and community commitments. The Broncos as ‘Community Partner’ of the bank will work with BSP in schools through financial literacy programs, and also through business and leadership programs.”

BSP also donated sports balls to the Kopkop College in appreciation for their support towards this program and launch.

BSP Corporate Sponsorship Manager Amelia Minnopu present sporting equipment (balls) to Kopkop College Principal Roddy Abady and her students today.

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