Bank Of South Pacific
Earlier this week, Bank of South Pacific announced it was getting behind the museum by becoming a Navara Sponsor of the South Pacific World War II Museum project. Bradley said he is delighted with BSP’s support – and how appropriate it is.
“Our Museum will tell the stories of how the whole South Pacific became a focus of the fight for peace here and a focus of the world,” Bradley said. “How fitting that BSP are joining us, because they are the Bank of the South Pacific, having started in Papua New Guinea, and now operating in 7 Pacific nations,” he added.
Nik Regenvanu, the country head for BSP, says they are proud to be playing a role in nourishing the Vanuatu community, such as the recent VT1 million contribution to medical emergency services. “We look forward to a long partnership with the South Pacific World War II Museum,” he said.
BSP is also demonstrating a commitment to supporting educational change in Vanuatu, with scholarship support for educating young women. Bradley Wood says education is a big part of the Museum. The Project Office mini museum opened around sic months ago, is already drawing a lot of young Ni-Van visitors, including school visits. “They’re very excited to see wartime items and hear the history. It’s a real eye opener for them,” he said. One of the goals of the Museum is to provide an opportunity for education, working with local schools, and developing opportunities for training in tourism and other related fields.
Bradley says such support is a huge help in sustaining the project as it develops its fundraising over the next two years. “BSP have shown their community involvement with a number of other sponsorships. Their motto is Our Culture is Our Strength, and that really chimes with the Museum’s brand theme of Inspiring Everyday Heroes. That theme is about how the stories of yesteryear and our project can inspire today’s new generation.”