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Steamships supports the following education initiatives in PNG:

Buk Bilong Pikinini (BBP):  Steamships signed a five-year agreement during 2012 with BBP, an independent not-for-profit organisation that aims to establish children's libraries and encourage reading and learning. In addition to financial support to the Lawes Road (Port Moresby), Lae and Goroka libraries, Steamships is providing rent-free space at its Bird of Paradise Hotel for BBP’s Goroka library.

British Chevening Scholarships: Steamships & Swire continue to co-sponsor two Chevening scholars from PNG with the British High Commission. The program makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK. In 2012 two scholarships were completed and for 2013 the recipient was Coral Sea Hotel’s Group Sales Manager, Misika Rea. In early 2013, Misika travelled to the United Kingdom to commence her studies.

PNG Maritime College: Steamships continued to provide support for the PNG Maritime College, which is the only institution in the country that provides comprehensive training for seagoing personnel. Further, Steamships has partnered with the China Navigation Company to establish a Madang Centre of Excellence to provide training which will ensure a culture of safety prevails at sea and onshore.

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