CBSI donates $10,000 to Guguha Secondary School in Isabel Province
By Uriel Matanani -CBSI Media
Article No. : 15/2020
The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI)assisted Guguha Secondary School in Isabel Province with a sum of $10,000.
CBSI Governor Dr. Luke Forau travelled with his team to visit the school on Wednesday 14th October, 2020, as part of his program visit to the province, last week.
When handing over the donation, Governor Forau expressed his appreciation on behalf of his team, for the warm welcome despite the short-notice. He said the donation is to assist the school in any of its immediate needs.
“This is a very small donation but as a token of appreciation for allowing us to visit your school, please accept this cash on behalf of CBSI”, Governor Forau stated.
Prior to handing over the donation, a brief information sharing session with the staff and students was conducted and Governor Forau used the opportunity to explain the reasons behind CBSIs’ visit to Isabel Province.
‘We are here mainly to conduct a consultation program and workshop with key stakeholders in the provincial capital, Buala” Governor Forau explained.
“Since this is the only time we are free, we made sure to call into your school for a very short visit”.
He went on to touch briefly about the roles and functions of the Bank, and on the current economic status of the country, and later encouraged the students to continue working hard in their studies whilst in school.
Principal of Guguha P.S.S, Daniel Pihavaka in his response thanked Governor Forau and his team for the timely donation. He stated that school really needed finance to continue with some of its current repair and maintenance projects, especially over few school facilities, and the donation amount was timely indeed, to help meet those needs and requirements.
“Thank you so much Governor Dr. Luke Forau for visiting our school and donating this money”, he said.
“We will utilize the donation and make sure something tangible is seen from it, as our aim now is to complete some repair and maintenance work within the school”.
Earlier in the day Governor Forau made a courtesy call to the Isabel Provincial Government office, and spoke with Isabel Premiere Hon. Leslie Kikolo and his provincial executives.
Governor and his officials were in Isabel Province for a four-day visit to conduct an Insurance legislative review consultation meeting and a credit union workshop.