BbP, ExxonMobil PNG and Cogniss will introduce a fun new learning app to complement curriculum learning from term 2 2021.

BbP's Digital Teacher training program, which is took part in Port Moresby in December 2020 saw the launch of of an early childhood development App designed to complement BbP's curriculum.

All BbP’s Library Learning Centres will see the implementation of a new Digital Learning Program in 2021 and BbP’s teacher training will prepare the teachers to support the children to read, play and learn on tablets.

App’s are a great tool for children to learn while having fun and not only help students to progress faster in their learning but also improves their ability to use technology. The BbP learning App will be used as part of BbP’s curriculum but parents will also be encouraged the download the free App so the children can continue to learn while they are away from the classroom.

The BbP learning App has been sponsored by ExxonMobil PNG and developed in partnership with the Australian Human Transformation company Cogniss. EMPNG is a long-term donor of BbP and has also provided volunteers and sponsorship for the week-long digital training program. EMPNG has supported BbP since 2011 and has built Library Learning Centres for children in their impact zone and also assists with annual Literacy Week celebrations.

BbP’s Early Childhood Development program seeks to provide children access to a vast library of books (more than 3000 books in each Library Learning Centre), comprehensive teaching of literacy, numeracy, pre-STEM and problem solving. The upcoming digital learning program will include app-based learning games and reading digitized curriculum content and books.

Anne-Sophie Hermann, Buk bilong Pikinini Founder & Chairperson said: “We are grateful to EMPNG and Cogniss for allowing us to develop an amazing learning app built specifically for PNG’s children. The children are going to have such a great time learning and becoming more proficient in using technology enabling them to be better prepared for the future. EMPNG has been a vital partner for BbP and has assisted the organization with support to continue to grow and develop its programs to provide the best possible foundations upon which to build the children's education.”