H.E. Quentin Bryce - the Australian Governor General visited our UPNG library on Friday the 24th of April
Children from Buk bilong Pikinini libraries across Port Moresby performed special awareness songs for the Governor General and invited guests. The children also demonstrated their excellent phonics and reading skills acquired at Buk bilong Pikinini libraries.
Anne-Sophie was proud to announce a new Buk bilong Pikinini mobile library initiative to complement the excisting 11 libraries. This mobile library will be established in partnership with Ela Motors and with the support of the Make A Mark Australia (MAMA) Foundation – for which the Governor General is a patron. Ela motors has donated a brand new Toyota Hiace which is to be fitted out as a mobile library unit and MAMA has made a financial contribution of 10,000 Australian Dollars in support of this new programme. The mobile library will enable Buk bilong Pikinini to further work on its outreach to provide vulnerable children in Papua New Guinea with educational opportunities and high quality liteacy materials. Buk bilong Pikinini will be aiming to reach children in villages between the provincial capitals of Lae and Goroka and will enable the organisation to reach thousands of vulnerable children.
The event at the UPNG Buk bilong Pikinini library was also attended by Mrs. Linda O’Neill, wife of the PNG Prime Minister, the Australian High Commissioner H.E. Debra Stokes, donors, supporters, community members and all the parents of the children performing.
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