• 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 has just welcomed Lucinda Gulluman-Kisip as our new Executive Officer.

She has had a busy start to the job with travels to Lae, visits from foreign dignitaries, Environment Day celebrations and the occasional opportunity to read with the children in the libraries. Lucinda comes with 15 years experience in working in the development sector and has a great passion for the vision and mission of Buk bilong Pikinini. 

Lucinda said: "My 15 years of working in the Development sector has also ignited an interest in organisational development for NGOs in PNG and particularly in looking at how indigenious NGOs can grow and thrive in PNG. Working as the Key Partnerships Coordinator under the Australian Government funded Strongim Pipol Strongim Nesen, I was part of a team that worked with BbP to develop it's organisational systems and strategic plans. Watching BbP grow from strength to strength has provided me with great job satisfaction. Hence, when the opportunity to join BbP presented itself, I jumped at it." Read more


"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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