Literacy Week 2017


Buk bilong Pikinini was fortunate to be able to hold four events, produce a TV advertisement about the importance of reading, create educational merchandise for the children and libraries thanks to our Literacy Week sponsor ExxonMobil PNG. Our theme for 2017 is "Reading: It makes a world of difference" and we have celebrated with a multi cultural theme to teach the children about the world around them

We held two events to thank our donors where the children demonstrated their literacy skills and had fun testing our donors knowledge about continents and countries. The children had great fun playing with globes, doing educational activities and singing "It's a small world".

Bbp was also able to hold a 'Meet the Author' event with Iriani Wanma at our Book shop at Theodist where invited children took part in a colouring-in and word search competition based on "Oa the grasshopper and Kaipa the caterpillar".

In order to highlight the importance of libraries and access to books and literacy materials in PNG, BbP held an event with the National Libraries and Archives to announce our upcoming partnership to re-establish public and school libraries across PNG.

Thank you to our Literacy Week partner ExxonMobil PNG for sponsoring our activities again this year. 


A great event to celebrate our 10th Anniversary


On the 8th of April 2017, Buk bilong Pikinini held a "Back to School" event with 350 invited guests to celebrate our 10 years in operation. The tables and venue were decorated as a classroom, there were plenty of fun competitions and the guests also had their school photo taken. Buk bilong Pikinini was fortunate to have a performance by PNG born singer NGAIIRE and important key note speakers such as Peter Botten from Oil Search. We screened our new documentary by Tania Nugent, who also MC'd the event. It was a wonderful evening of celebration and the event also raised much needed funding for BbP's programs.

BbP will be celebrating 10 years

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 Gateway 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

Rugby League stars become our Ambassadors

Buk bilong Pikinini is grateful to have the support of our two new role model Youth Ambassadors Justin Olam & Aase Boas, from the SP Hunters Rugby League Team to inspire PNG children to read. BbP received great support from the players, team and management during Literacy Week for our events and TV ad.

BbP presented the SP Hunters with framed certificates as a gesture of our appreciation and were lucky to receive a signed jersey in return. We will have the jersey framed and will be auctioning it off at our 10th anniversary celebration fundraiser on the 8th of April 2017.

If you have not yet seen our TV ad featuring stars Justin and Aase have a look here: - they did a fantastic job!

Justin Olam will be playing for the Melbourne Storm for the next couple of years but will still be involved when he is home playing for PNG. 

Thank you SP Hunters!