Fiji's socially responsible Bank, BSP handed over the reins to a brand new solar power supply system to the board & management of Nailuva District School marking the successful completion of its latest Rural Renewable Energy Project.
BSP Senior Manager Rural Banking Mr Isikeli Taoi while addressing the 270 primary and kindergarten students emphasised BSP's commitment to enhance the quality of their education through this investment project. "Our commitment to Fiji's development goes beyond banking. 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," he said.
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. This Branch Community Project initiated by our staff in Rakiraki demonstrates their empathy for the community they serve. This has enabled this remote school at least 60km away from Rakiraki town to have access to 24hour power supply," concluded Mr Taoi.
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.