The Bank of the South Pacific (B.S.P.) is lending a helping hand for the National Youth Praise Festival, which kicked off last night.
A donation of $10,000 was presented by the General Manager of B.S.P, Maryann Lameko-Vaai to the Chairman of the Youth for Christ (Y.F.C.) Board, Leota Kosi Latu yesterday.
The festival which seeks to break down barriers between different church denominations has been recognized by the bank as vital to the development of youth.
“Ever since we came into this community we have always been supportive and made commitments not just to develop the business and financial side of our country but also look into the social development side,” said Mrs. Lameko-Vaai.
She said the development of the youth is very important; but the development of the youths spiritual life should be above all.
“In most cases one of the important focuses is the development of our youth,” she said.
“We have done this in many programmes where we offered sponsorship for in the form of education, in the form of sports but I think most importantly is the support we can give our youth to develop on the spiritual side.”
Leota accepted the kind donation.
“This partnership is very important; there is so much happening around Samoa involving our youth and this assistance will help us assist them,” he said.
According to Leota, companies have a very important role towards the community and B.S.P. has proven that through their donation.
“Something else that is very important is ‘Social Responsibility’,” he said. “This is where companies such as B.S.P. give to help the community; what I mean by this is that companies should not just focus on profit but should assist programmes that are good for the community at large.
So I thank B.S.P. for taking up that social responsibility.
“I also want to say thank you to the Lord; When God starts something he will finish it; and nothing that God starts will ever die, only things of man will perish.”