Creating children's libraries in Papua New Guinea
BbP and BSP open second library in Goroka
The Bank of South Pacific (BSP) and Buk bilong Pikinini opened our 14th library on April 14th 2014 in Goroka. It is the second library in Goroka - this time located on land provided by the University of Goroka.
Buk bilong Pikinini is in partnership with BSP, who is a Platinum Sponsor, to open seven libraries across PNG.
Meet our new Executive Officer
The Buk bilong Pikinini Board of Directors have just appointed Luke Ebbs as BbP's new Executive Officer.
Luke has been with BbP for more than two years already - having acted in a Deputy capacity for the past year.
The BbP team is looking forward to working with Luke in his new role. Read more
BbP Authors' Seminar
Buk bilong Pikinini will be hosting an Authors' Seminar from the 5-7th of May at Paddy's Hotel in Port Moresby. The aim of the seminar is to encourage Papua New Guineans to write stories for children. We are extremely fortunate to have award winning Australian author Alison Lester to help us to create a fun and inspirational seminar. Read more
New timetable and Enrolment
2014 has started with a launch of new measures to ensure that even more of Papua New Guinea's most vulnerable children can attend literacy sessions at the Buk bilong Pikinini libraries. As the organisation grows, so does our reputation for providing high quality ECDC programmes and support for young children in their efforts to become literate.
The introduction of a new timetable and enrolment should allow for more children to be able to attend.
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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We are very grateful for any donation you are able to make!
New Documentary - "Literacy: The Buk bilong Pikinini Way".
The documentary follows the journey of the children coming to Buk bilong Pikinini libraries. Tania has spoken to children, parents, community leaders, the Minister for National Planning, the BbP Patron and donors in both PNG and Australia. The film is an excellent reflection of what life is like for Papua New Guinea's most vulnerable families living in settlements and the challenges they face on a daily basis.
Copies of the documentary can be purchased through our Canberra Office - please call Anne-Sophie on 02 61201801 to request your copy.
For a sneak preview of the documentary and a chance to donate please click here!