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BbP partners with PNG Air

 

BbP and PNG Air held an event at the BbP Koki Markets Library on Tuesday the 21 June to celebrate the signing of a partnership agreement. The children at the library will be took part in a paper plane competition to celebrate this important partnership.

 

The agreement with PNG Air, will support Buk bilong Pikinini in the organisations’ efforts to continue to provide a highly efficient Early Childhood Literacy program as well as access to books and literacy materials to low literacy communities in 6 provinces of PNG. 

 

The partnership will provide BbP with tickets to assist with the annual Port Moresby-based training of Teacher-librarians, in-library training, enrolment and monitoring of existing and upcoming libraries across PNG. The agreement also includes assistance with freight to keep a supply of more than 3000 high quality books and literacy materials at each BbP library. 

 

Buk bilong Pikinini Events

10th Anniversary fundraising celebration 

2017 is a milestone year for Buk bilong Pikinini and we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary on the 8th of April with a big “Back to School” party.

The “Back to School” party will be a celebration of the organisations' achievements over the past 10 years and will include a screening of our new documentary entitled “Turning the page: Illiteracy in Papua New Guinea” by Tania Nugent. The documentary will be introduced by Peter Botten, CEO of Oil Search, who has sponsored the documentary and also supports the creation of libraries through the Oil Search Foundation.

The tickets will be sold for K500 per person and K5000 for a table and will go towards ensuring that Buk bilong Pikinini can continue to provide life-changing programs for the children of Papua New Guinea in the future.  We aim to raise 500,000 Kina to support the expansion and maintenance of our libraries and programs across Papua New Guinea. We wish to continue to provide PNG children with an opportunity to have the best possible start to their education journey - wherever they might live in PNG.

The celebration will be held at the Gateways Hotel, courtesy of Steamships Ltd. which has supported Buk bilong Pikinini with libraries in Port Moresby, Lae and Goroka since 2009. 

The evening will include a 3 course meal, beverages, lots of gifts and prizes, auction and entertainment. It will be a trip down memory lane with fun and games. BbP is looking forward to spending an enjoyable evening with partners and friends.

The Dress Code is Tropical Formal but please do hesitate to bring your pencil case, reading glasses, school uniform and of course an apple for the teacher ...

To book your tickets please contact: Elizabeth Omeri, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 7663 0683 or 320 0625

 

 

Thanking our donors

 

Buk bilong Pikinini held an event with Gadens to thank them for the legal support shown over the last five (5) years. Gadens Sydney office has also contributed with legal advice and book drives.  

The event was held at the Gadens Port Moresby office by invitation of Managing Partner Stephen Massa. BbP presented Gadens with a Certificate of Appreciation and gave a presentation to all Gadens staff about our progress and achievements. BbP regularly holds events with donors to keep them up to date with the children's progress, new programs and initiatives and are always keen to involve our donor's staff in our activities.

We are grateful for all the support we receive from our donors and sponsors in both PNG and Australia.

Celebrating the 8th anniversary of our first library

The first Buk bilong Pikinini (BbP) library was established on the 8th of April 2008 and is located at the children’s Tuberculosis, Malnutrition and HIV/AIDS ward at Port Moresby General Hospital. To celebrate this anniversary, Buk bilong Pikinini held a small event on the 8 of April 2016 with our Ambassador Lynda Babao-O'Neill and hospital staff. The library which caters for critically ill children has been instrumental in helping the children with their rehabilitation thanks to BbP's special needs program and caring Teacher-librarian Nara Keti. 

BbP staff also took the occasion to donate to donate more than 1000 books to the other children’s wards and new toys to the hospital library.

This library has been generously sponsored by Airways Hotel and Apartments since its opening.