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BCL gives sports equipment to B’ville school
The National aka The Loggers Times | June 29, 2018
SCHOOLS in Bougainville received sports materials donated by Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) and its partner Hampton Junior Soccer club who are based in Australia.
St Therese Sipatako Primary School like other schools in Panguna and Arawa received soccer balls.
Families associated with the Hampton Soccer Club purchased 40 balls from PARK Social Soccer Club (PSSC) in a fundraising event that saw each ball purchased being matched with a donated ball. Altogether 80 soccer balls will be distributed.
The Hampton soccer club and their families wanted to send the balls to PNG but had no way of distributing them to schools and clubs and that is when BCL came in and offered to distribute.
BCL chairman Mel Togolo said the company had a proud tradition of providing community support in Bougainville and it was keen for this to continue.
“We are a company that is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of Bougainvilleans,” he said.
“In things like health, education, sport or other important community activities and cultural events we are very pleased to be able to lend a hand.”
PSSC is a socially conscious company focused on helping disadvantaged kids enjoy the game.
Partnering with local charities, PSSC gets soccer balls onto the feet of disadvantaged children through its pass-A-Ball Project.
PSSC was founded in 2015 and has now provided more than 4500 soccer balls to children in 11 countries with children in the Panguna district as the latest beneficiaries.
BCL employees ready to tackle jobs with new look
The National aka The Loggers Times | July 2, 2018
The Bougainville-based employees of Papua New Guinea mining company Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) have received new uniforms to support their work.
The uniforms were flown in from Port Moresby and were distributed to the staff. The new kit includes long mosquito repellent pants and shirts and a sturdy pair of steel capped safety boots.
BCL has a growing team in Bougainville, which includes senior project officers as well as a network of village liaison officers. The team said the uniforms gave them a greater sense of identity as the company continued to build further trust and positive relationships with titleholders and other stakeholders in Bougainville.
BCL remains the preferred future developer of the Panguna mine by many customary landowners and other members of the community and the local team plays an important engagement role for the company.