Thank you!

What an event!  A night under the stars at Airways, surrounded by our sponsors, donors and friends – the Buk bilong Pikinini annual cocktail party and raffle was a huge success.

Thanks to the continued support of our guests, community and the Prime Minister we raised over 400,000 kina toward Buk bilong Pikinini.

Always part of the fun the raffle and auction would not have been as significant without the generous support from our local businesses and the community who again provided an array of wonderful prizes.  To quote one purchaser ‘ you should charge more per ticket the prizes are great!’ 

Additionally a big thank you to Vanessa Kerton and Hellen White for their work on the night and the auction – always a great outcome and who would have thought a dart board worth 30,000 kina!

Also thank you for the number of raffle tickets that you personally sold – I think Hellen White, Tracy Beatty and Elizabeth Omeri may have the individual records but over all we sold more than 240 books. 

So again, thank you for your time and generosity toward Buk bilong Pikinini!


Cocktail Party News

A crowd of 140 people gathered on the 7th of September to celebrate BbP's Annual Fundraising Cocktail Party. The event was held at the beautiful Airways Hotel who together with Monier sponsored the event. PNG's Prime Minister Hon. Peter O'Neill and Lynda O'Neill took part in the celebrations and the Prime Minister presented Anne-Sophie with a donation of 250,000 Kina on behalf of the National Gaming Board. The auction sold a dartboard to Sir Theo Constantinou of Monier for 30,000 Kina - which is probably worth a mention in the Guinness Book of records. Buk bilong Pikinini is grateful for the support from donors and guests who bought tickets and raffle tickets enabling the organisation to raise nearly 400,000 Kina in total. BbP Patrons Drusilla Modjeska and Bart Philomen were also present alongside Tania Nugent, the producer of our new documentary.

The venue had been decorated by the talented Sylvia Pascoe (pictured above right) of Pascoe Promotions and Montina and sound and lighting was provided by Blue7Team. 

The new BbP documentary Literacy: The Buk bilong Pikinini Way was greatly enjoyed by everyone present at this wonderful event. More pictures coming soon

New Documentary ready


Buk bilong Pikinini is proud to introduce our new documentary "Literacy: The Buk bilong Pikinini Way" by Tania Nugent of Kundu Media. The documentary follows the journey of the children coming to our libraries, in their efforts to become literate despite very difficult personal circumstances. Tania has interviewed children, parents, community leaders, donors, patrons, sponsors, government representatives and BbP staff.

We are very proud to be screening it for the first time at our Cocktail Party fundraiser event in Port Moresby on the 7th of September.

The documentary has been produced with funding from AusAID and PNG LNG.

To purchase your copy of this documentary or to sign up for an invitation to screening fundraiser events in Australia please contact Anne-Sophie on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Buk bilong Pikinini's first published monitoring and evaluations report

Buk bilong Pikinini is proud to announce that our first monitoring and evaluations report based on the Most Significant Change methodology is now available. This report is our first milestone in terms of monitoring and evaluating our work with the children and communities of Papua New Guinea and is a great insight into the challenges faced by families across the country on a daily basis. 

Buk bilong Pikinini is grateful to Oxford University Press (OUP) for their contribution to both edit and publish this report. OUP is a long term book donor and has also co-sponsored a library at the University of Papua New Guinea. (For more about OUP's fantastic support go to

This is what Irene Sawczak, PNG publisher of Oxford University Press, had to say about the publication and Buk bilong Pikinini: "Oxford University Press was pleased to assist in the editing, typesetting and printing of this publication: Monitoring and Evaluation Report Buk bilong Pukinini January 2012 – June 2012.  This is a comprehensive research document that analyses data collected by program staff over the first half of 2012. It is useful tool in a number of ways, including: -It provides evidence to donors that the educational programs are effective - It reveals to management the program’s strengths and weaknesses and provides advice for moving the organisation forward - It provides partner NGOs with useful information on establishing effective program frameworks for boosting  literacy rates in PNG and - It adds to the depth of professional research into literacy and early childhood education in PNG.

Oxford University Press will continue to support Buk bilong Pikinini whenever possible, as its core objective - a focus on early learning for the most disadvantaged children in Papua New Guinea – is closely aligned with that of Oxford University Press’s mission of spreading education throughout the world."

This report will be presented to all major donors of Buk bilong Pikinini - please contact our Canberra or Head offices should you wish to learn more.