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Bank helps out council with 10K facility

Ana Madigibuli
Sunday, March 03, 2013

MORE than 60 students from the Fiji National Council for Disabled Persons can now enjoy their newly-constructed $10,000 accessible drop-off zone and multi-purpose complex ground.

Bank of South Pacific's Samabula branch manager Mere Vuinakelo officially handed over the multi-purpose complex to the school on Friday.

The previous ground which was made of gravel was difficult and not accessible for people with physical disabilities, especially those who were totally blind and those confined to wheelchairs.

Mrs Vuinakelo said that was the reason behind BSP stepping up to help the school, as many were facing difficulties when disembarking from the school bus to go to their various classrooms.

"This is a project by the BSP Samabula branch and we had assistance from the school in providing the workers who had constructed the multi-purpose ground," she said.

"BSP has been active in community projects in the past years and Samabula branch has assisted schools like Fiji School for the Blind and Gospel School for the Deaf as we focused in looking after the needs of the disabled students."

Mrs Vuinakelo said the reason was because the Samabula branch was located close to the schools and they saw the need to help the disable schools first on their community outreach projects.

"We can contribute more positively to the growth of the students because their need is much greater than the able children," she said.

FNCDP executive director Doctor Sitiveni Yanuyanutawa said they were grateful for the assistance given by BSP Samabula branch.