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Benjamin donates his pocket money to Buk bilong Pikinini

Benjamin McGregor (4 years old), who attends Pre-Kindergarten at Canberra Grammar Boys Northside Campus, has donated his pocket money saved up over the last two months to Buk bilong Pikinini. Benjamin donated $10.80, which he presented to Anne-Sophie while expressing his desire for Buk bilong Pikinini to purchase a good book for the children of Papua New Guinea. BbP would like to thank Benjamin for this generous gesture and hope that others will feel inspired by such a young entrepreneur!

Anne-Sophie and Tania Nugent (who is currently producing a documentary for BbP) were at the CGS Northside campus to film and conduct interviews with Jennifer Thompson, the Director of Early Childhood at CGS, and children from Year Two. The Canberra Grammar Boys School community has been donating more than 3000 books over the last 3 years and have also donated funds to BbP. Anne-Sophie has been doing regular presentations at the school to try to bring the plight of PNG children to some of the more fortunate children in Australia.

Mundango Abroad donates 15,000 dollars for literacy materials

Mundango Abroad, which is a small private ancillary fund set up to support Australian DGRs that work overseas, has chosen to support Buk bilong Pikinini with a donation towards much needed literacy materials. Mundango Abroad have been targeting projects that are focused on education, water and women and girls.

Angus White, Director of Mundango Abroad, and his daughter Scarlett who are both avid readers (pictured above) visited Papua New Guinea this year together with Director of Mundago Abroad Emily Fuller. They visited a Buk bilong Pikinini library where they saw many PNG children keen to learn to read and write.

Emily Fuller said: 'The value of foundational education including literacy and numeracy to a child's life opportunities cannot be underestimated. Mundango Abroad is delighted to support BBP's work which is improving literacy in Papua New Guinea, especially among children who may otherwise miss out on educational opportunities.'

The 15,000 dollar donation will go a long way to support Buk bilong Pikinini to get the right literacy materials into the many BbP libraries across PNG. BbP receives donations of books collected through book drives and from publishers from Australia but certain vital books are hard to come by. BbP will be purchasing early readers, big books, phonics packs, books by Australian indigenous authors and other literacy materials for all libraries! Buk bilong Pikinini is also looking forward to working further with Mundango Abroad to help PNG children with their education. Thank you Mundango Abroad!

Wild Dog publishing donates again!

Buk bilong Pikinini wishes to thank wild dog publishing for a generous donation of more than 1000 new books. The books produced by wild dog are fantastic for our libraries because they have really large images and big text making it easy for the children to read. Have a look at their great range and what they have donated to us: http://wdog.com.au/ 

For more about the types of books we really need please go to Books from A-Z

We celebrate World Environment Day

Buk bilong Pikinini celebrated World Environment Day this week and the children got very busy indeed!

The libraries celebrated this special event through planting, clean up and other great fun activities. The key message was to: "Change our behaviour and attitude towards the environment we live in". To read more about the Buk bilong Pikinini Awareness programme please click here

World Environment Day will be celebrated in many countries on the 5th of June. The theme chosen for this year is " THINK. EAT. SAVE!! So think before you prepare your food and think about what you do with your waste!