Buk bilong Pikinini and World Vision has signed an agreement with the Ranuguri Segani Community to establish a library within this Port Moresby settlement. The Ranuguri Segani Community is a settlement of more than 3500 people originating from Gulf Province. Most of the school age children living in this very poor Port Moresby settlement are not enrolled at school and do not have access to any learning opportunities at all.
Buk bilong Pikinini is in partnership with World Vision to establish 4 children’s libraries inside Port Moresby Settlements. The first library was built in 2013 and is located inside Evedahana Primary School. The second library is under construction at ATS, Oro Community. The choice of location was based on research carried out by world vision and Buk bilong Pikinini to determine the communities which would be most in need of this vital community service. Buk bilong Pikinini and World Vision expects the ATS library to open in May and Ranuguri Segani Library later this year.
Mary Amua , Project Coordinator of Buk bilong Pikinini said; “It is wonderful to see such proactive community getting the land ready to receive this library and we are very much looking forward to working with the Ranuguri Segani community to provide valuable learning opportunities.”
Present at the signing were; Community Leader, Mr Peter Koipa, Community Chairperson, Chris Kevin, World POMCCE Project Coordinator, Ms Agnes Tal, Buk bilong Pikinini Founder Anne-Sophie Hermann, Luke Ebbs, BbP Executive Officer and Mary Amua, BbP Project Coordinator.