Local business supports students aim for academic excellence
Ten students were recipients of educational support valued $500 from local company Business Systems Limited (BSL).
Held at their main store at Taufusi yesterday, parents and students gathered to witness the presentations by the company representatives.
BSL marketing manager Nigel Stowers said the educational support comes under the company's BSL Ambassador Program.
He said the goal of the program is to assist the students financially and academically and they are chosen from different age groups. Each of them gets a cash contribution to assist with their school fees as well as stationery.
“Ambassadors are also given opportunities to work part time to gain experience in the work field - in addition, they will be featured in BSL programs such as Nobesity, netball tournaments, and marketing campaigns to expose them to academic outdoor.
“Since establishment many ambassadors have progressed and benefitted from the assistance BSL has provided - one in particular is Hemara Muliaga, who joined in 2016 and has continued to improve and achieved her goals,” he said.
Mr. Stowers said Ms. Muliaga was awarded dux in Year 8 and achieved high honors in all her chosen subjects and is now attending Saint Mary’s College.
“BSL will provide additional support throughout the year to the ambassadors that have demonstrated the ability to study hard and shown improvement in their grades,” he added.
One of the recipients, 12-year-old Sanither Faailo who attends Faleula Primary School, thanked the company for its generosity.
“I am honored to be selected for this great opportunity; my favorite subjects are English, Social Studies and Basic Science. My aim is to be a doctor in the future, so that I can make my parents’ proud but also help those who are sick recover,” she said.
The mother of Sanither, Heretia Faailo was very proud of her daughter getting assistance.
“I overjoyed and immensely grateful towards BSL for their support - we applied because our family is not financially stable, only my husband provides for our family. This support will help us greatly with expenses especially for our daughter’s education.”