Creating children's libraries in Papua New Guinea
Manus Island library opening
Buk bilong Pikinini opened library number 16 on the 19th of June 2014. This time on beautiful Manus Island. The library has a nice view over the sea, two large class rooms and 60 children have been enrolled for literacy classes so far.
The whole community took part in the establishment and celebration for this library to be successfully opened. We would like to thank MP4CD for their persistence and support and the Bank of South Pacific for enabling BbP to establish a library in such a remote location. Read more and see the lovely pictures.
Cocktail Party Fundraiser
The Cocktail party in PNG this year was generously hosted by Curtain Bros. The event was a great success and raised much needed funds for the organisation.
Buk bilong Pikinini was lucky to have the beautiful Alyson Joyce (pictured) entertain at our Fairytale evening under the stars and a fantastic decoration done by the BbP Friends group.
The next event will be in Canberra and will be an Evening of Italian Opera and Song hosted by the Italian Ambassador HE Pier Francesco Zazo on the 11th of October. It is a black tie event and tickets can be booked from our Canberra Office.
Australian Foreign Minister opens BbP's 15th library
Buk bilong Pikinini opened its 15th library on Friday the 9th of May at Tatana Island in Port Moresby with Hon. Julie Bishop, dignitaries, donors, the whole community and invited guests. It was a wonderful celebration for this mile stone opening!This library has been sponsored by the Swiss Embassy in Canberra, Mahesh Patel of CPL, Australian Aid and long term BbP donors.
BbP Authors' Seminar a resounding success
Buk bilong Pikinini held an Authors' Seminar from the 5-7th of May at Paddy's Hotel in Port Moresby. The aim of the seminar was encourage Papua New Guineans to write stories for children. We are extremely grateful to Alison Lester, Andrew Kelly, Drusilla Modejska, Steven Winduo, Amanda Donigi and Russell Jackson for making it such a successful event! We even made our own book entitled PNG ABC. Read more
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We need your help!
Almost half of school age children in Papua New Guinea are currently not enrolled at school and many girls and boys remain illiterate for life - with no access to public libraries or books.
Buk bilong Pikinini is trying to create awareness about the need for Early Childhood Learning and the need for all children to be able to access high quality literacy materials and learning opportunities.
We establish Children's libraries across Papua New Guinea with a Literacy, Numeracy and Awareness programme to help the most vulnerable children in their efforts to become literate. Please donate to help us empower the children of PNG through literacy!
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