Friday, 2 November 2012

BSP donates vehicle to Mt Sion Centre of Blind

By Walter Pipite

The Mount Sion Centre of Blind in Goroka today (October 19th) received a Toyota hilux double cab ute from PNG’s largest and leading bank , BSP.

BSP’s Area Manager for Highlands Region, Stanard Wai made the presentation in Goroka  and said the bank is proud to be associated with organisation such as the Mt Sion Centre of Blind that contributes meaningfully to the lives of special people in the community.

Principal of Mt Sion Centre of Blind, Mr Justine Wagame thanked BSP for this kind donation and said that the vehicle will help them to go out and reach and teach children not only in schools but in the community so that they can learn basic literature and enhance their communication skills when participating in the inclusive education programs in the community.

Mr Wagame said, "the most obvious hindrance hindering the flow of service delivery are the deteriorating road conditions, distance of travel and cost associated with travel fares as well as issues revolving around logistics.

"But now, thanks to our largest bank BSP, this great donation will definitely drive our programs further in the remote areas of Eastern Highlands province and also benefit the many children from different regions of PNG attending."

Mount Sion Centre for Disabled Person was established in 1982 and has witness rapid development since then. The special education program currently has over 40 employees, eight hundred plus service clients enrolled in their inclusive education and community base rehabilitation services programs including special inclusive education programs, community based rehabilitation programs, elementary schoo, ear and eye clinical services and the optical services.

BSP believes that every human-being must be treated fairly, especially our people living with disability. Disability in any person must not hinder their education, they must have the right to be educated and not neglected in the community or left alone in villages.

BSP is your bank for life and is a strong supporter of Paralympic movement in the country and charity organizations such as Cheshire Disability Services and other humanitarian organisations, including those that attend to people, particularly children with special needs.

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