• Mission Statement

    Mission Statement

    Buk bilong Pikinini (BbP) supports Papua New Guinean children with access to high quality books and literacy programs. BbP does this by establishing community libraries and by making book donations to re-establish depleted school libraries. Read More
  • Literacy In Papua New Guinea

    Literacy In Papua New Guinea

    Papua New Guinea currently has the lowest levels of literacy in the Pacific and many children are not enrolled at school and sadly remain illiterate for life. Some communities have less than 5% adult literacy. When mothers are illiterate it is very difficult for them to look after their children’s health and well-being. Read More
  • Early Childhood Literacy and Awareness Program

    Early Childhood Literacy and Awareness Program

    Buk bilong Pikinini (BbP) establishes libraries for children, which includes an Early Childhood Literacy Program and an After-School Literacy Support program. BbP has libraries based at hospitals, schools, market places, special needs schools and settlements. We believe that ALL children deserve the right to be literate. Read More
  • The theme for Literacy Week 2017 was “Reading: It makes a world of difference!”
  • Donate to Buk bilong Pikinini

    Donate to Buk bilong Pikinini

    We need your help to support the children of Papua New Guinea. You can get involved and take action by starting a book drive, making a donation or becoming a corporate partner. Read More
  • If you are literate you can conquer the world!
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News & Events

Buk bilong Pikinini is very excited to introduce our very first readers made for and with the children of PNG! The books entitled "Our Village: Tatana Island" and "Buk bilong Koki Markets" have been compiled in partnership with celebrated Australian Author and Illustrator Alison Lester, Publisher of WildDog books Andrew Kelly and the children coming to our libraries at Koki Markets and Tatana Island. These books have been developed to ensure that Buk bilong Pikinini library shelves carry more culturally appropriate books that the children can relate to.

To read more and see pictures from our launch at Theodist click here.

"Illiteracy is everybody’s concern, and there is an urgent need now for all sectors in government and society, that eradication of illiteracy be one of our national development priorities."

Sir Paulias Matane, Former Governor General, PNG

Programs & Publishing


BbP’s Early Childhood Literacy and Awareness Program.

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Buk bilong Komuniti Program for book donations, training and library establishment.

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BbP is now publishing books for PNG children. Learn how you can sponsor a book.

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Important BbP Info


Buk bilong Pikinini roughly translates to "books for children".

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Learn more about upcoming special events for Buk bilong Pikinini in 2016.

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The history behind the establishment of Buk bilong Pikinini.

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