Our Fundraising events for 2014
Buk bilong Pikinini organises a few events each year to help gather funds for the organisation and to support more children in Papua New Guinea in their efforts to become literate. Here are some of our exciting upcoming events that we hope you might like to take part in - we are really grateful for your support! If you are unable to attend an event we would be grateful for a donation which can be made securely though PayPal on our donations page.
Our Annual Cocktail Party Fundraiser
Buk bilong Pikinini will again be holding a cocktail function to raise funds to support the ongoing operation of our organisation. The event has generously been sponsored by Curtain Bros, PNG.
Please reserve your tickets today - we have a limited number of tickets available.
Saturday the 6th of September 18:30-21:30 at Curtain Bros - Club Motukea
A Fairy tale evening under the Stars
Cocktail, Black and White with a sparkle of Emerald
Transport to the venue:
A shuttle convoy and security, including Curtain bros buses, will depart at 6 pm from the Curtain bros site at Harbour City. Look for the Buk bilong Pikinini van. More information about the location will be published on our social media pages a week before the cocktail party. There will be a return convoy at the end of the evening.
Call on: +675 3200 405 or +675 7186 9699
As a not for profit organisation we must raise every kina and toea through, fundraising, donations, sponsorship and grants. Without the continued donations from generous organisations and individuals or our major sponsors we would have no libraries, equipment or staff - we are grateful for your support which helps us with our efforts to bring literacy to the children of Papua New Guinea.
Fundraising Raffle 2014
Pictures from our raffle draw in 2013 - the PNG Prime Minister kindly helped us draw the winner!
2014 Raffle tickets are now on sale - 5 Kina for 1 ticket or a book of 20 tickets for 100 Kina.
All raffle proceeds go to Buk bilong Pikinini to assist in bringing literacy to the children of PNG.
Our price pool is updated weekly so re-visit this page and keep an eye on our Facebook page as well.
The raffle will be drawn at the Buk bilong Pikinini Cocktail party Fundraiser on the 6th of September 2014. all winners will be notified by phone and listed on this website after contact.
Prizes are to be collected within 10 days after raffle being drawn, on presentation of the ticket stub, at the Buk bilong Pikinini Head Office located at BSP Haus level 2.
1st Airlines PNG and Tufi Resort - Weekend accommodation and airfares package for two at Tufi resort.
2nd Mondiale Niugini - Accommodation package at the Crowne Plaza - includes dinner, spa treatment and breakfast for two.
3rd Loloata Resort - Weekend transfers, accommodation and meals for two at Loloata Resort.
4th Airways - Personal master cooking class for six.
5th Air Niugini - Return flight to any domestic destination in PNG.
6th SVS Groceries - 1000 Kina worth of groceries at the SVS supermarket.
Other prizes include:
2 sets of unset pearls from Hora Jewellers
POM Nature Park package admission and venue hire for 30 people
Spa vouchers - facials, manicures and pedicures at Airways Hotel
High Tea for 6 people at Airways Hotel
Goodman Fielder "Happy Times" picnic hamper
Celebration cake - Tricia Lowe
3 Months Gym membership at Airways Hotel
Personal Training Session at the Holiday Inn
Accommodation package for two at the Grand Papua Hotel
4 x breakfast for 2 vouchers at the Grand Papua Hotel
Snorkelling trip for 4 with POMSAC
Hot stone dinner for 4 at the RPYC
Photography package by MadNESS Photography
2 x Grocery Hampers at the SVS Supermarket
Pottery piece from Annie's Pottery
Dinner vouchers from Asia Aromas, RPYC, Crowne Plaza, Grand Papua
Planter Basket PNG Gardener
Toyota Highlux bull bar, car service and tool kit from ELA Motors
Chainsaw from Sika Fire
Bilum of beautiful children's books from Buk bilong Pikinini
Gourmet food and cooking hampers (Belinda Kelly, Geraldine Serrat, Mary-Anne Hill)
Silk embroidery (Kylie Butler-Mackintosh)
Pride of PNG coffee and chocolate pack from Pauls Bags and Adventure Trekking PNG
Duffy Gift voucher
Buk bilong Pikinini would like to sincerely thank Pamela and Ron Walker for the donation of two antique maps to be auctioned at our upcoming Cocktail Party Fundraiser on Saturday the 6th of September.
The first map - above left - is a Chromolithographed map from the famed 9th edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (“the Scholars’ Edition”) published in 1887-88. This map depicts the extension of colonialism to the non-Dutch part of the island of New Guinea.
The Northern part of what is today Papua New Guinea had not yet been politically annexed by Germany and had come under German commercial control for only 3 years earlier. It is labelled Kaiser Wilhelm Land and a poorly delineated New Britain is “Neu Pommern” (New Pomerania). Papua is colourer pink to show it as British but, technically, it was a protectorate (established in 1884) and did not formally become a colony until 1888.
There are place names along the coast (many of them different from today’s) but very little of the interior is known: only the Fly River and lower part of the Sepik river have been explored and some mountain ranges seen at a distance.
The second map - above left - is a real gem and is entitled "Carte des découvertes du Capitaine Carteret dans la Nouvelle Bretagne.
It is an antique engraved map of New Guinea from showing the tracks of Dampier, Carteret and Cook from a French edition of James Cook's first voyage entitled Relation des voyages entrepris par ordre de sa Majesté Britannique actuellement régnante pour faire des découvertes dans l'hémisphère méridional, et successivement exécutés par le commodore Byron, le capitaine Carteret, le capitaine Wallis et le capitaine Cook dans les vaisseaux "le Dauphin ", "le Swallow" et "l'Endeavour".
Translated by Suard and published in Paris by Saillant et Nyon, Paris 1774 (or a later edition.)
This is a re-engraving of the map in the English edition, but a faithful copy and issued only one year later. As French was at the time the main international language, the French editions of Cook’s Voyages sold in greater numbers than the English and were the form in which his voyage was read in much of Europe.
Inaccurate as the map may seem to us, and purely confined to the coast line, it was for decades the largest and most detailed map of the island of New Guinea.
It is an amazing opportunity to decorate your home with beautiful educational maps!
For more go to: www.oldmapsandprints.biz and speak to Pamela or Ron Walker (pictured below).
Australia based fundraising events
Melbourne: November 2014
More information about these events will be available shortly.