BSP Committed to Local Communities
Bank South Pacific (BSP) Financial Group Limited has again demonstrated its commitment to supporting the health and wellbeing of the residents of Vanuatu by presenting Vatu (VT) 3 million to the Vanuatu Emergency Service Association (VESA), VT2 million to ProRescue Vanuatu and unveiling the refurbished Imere Maurifanga Health Centre.
A statement released by the Bank this week relayed that since BSP’s expansion into Vanuatu in 2016, they have invested VT38 million improving local communities across various educational, health, sport, and environmental projects and programs.
Robert Bradshaw, BSP Chairman, said, “BSP is honoured to continue sponsoring VESA to support the vital services they provide through ProMedical Paramedical and Rescue Volunteer. Our contribution allows VESA and ProRescue Vanuatu to deliver quality healthcare and help ensure critical health services are accessible to all who need them. Our continued support reflects BSP’s shared values and beliefs to provide a healthier and safer environment for all.”
Since 2012, BSP has been an annual VT1 million sponsor of VESA with an additional VT2 million being donated this year; with many staff members and their families benefiting from the emergency care they offer.
VESA National Manager, Angileeta Devi, thanked BSP for its generous support towards their services and stated, “the continued financial support by BSP ensures that our 24-hour ambulance response and medivac services continue to provide reliable pre-hospital emergency care to the people of, and visitors to, Vanuatu.”
Additionally, BSP has provided a further VT2 million donation to Vanuatu’s volunteer health service, ProRescue Vanuatu.
ProRescue Vanuatu’s Rescue Leader, Troy Spann, shared how grateful he was over BSP’s continued support to the organisation, stating “this generous donation will provide the means to complete the acquisition of a new Rescue Vehicle and purchase supplementary equipment to enhance its utilisation. These improvements will result in a service that is both safer and more readily accessible to the community.”
BSP has also proudly invested VT750,000 to improve the health centre facilities in Mele Village.
In August, BSP staff, led by Edward Yee, BSP Vanuatu Country Head, helped renovate the Imere Maurifanga Health Centre. Refurbishments included repainting multiple consultation rooms, adding a waiting verandah, and installing new doors, shelving, and roofing. Staff also repainted the Imere Water Tank and tidied up the surroundings of the Health Centre to establish a clean area, helping to ensure the provision of safe drinking water, and a sanitary area, for the people of Mele Village.
The Chief of Mele Village, SHEFA Health, Director of Ministry of Health, represented by the Maurifanga Health Centre committee, extended their gratitude to BSP Vanuatu and its staff for their contribution of materials, services, and time towards this community project.
“BSP is proud to play an important role in the community and we will continue helping the people of Vanuatu wherever we can. We are delighted to see the improvements to the Maurifanga Health Centre which will not only benefit the people of Imere but also the nearby communities of North Efate,” Mr. Bradshaw said.