BbP featured in the prestigious Meanjin


Buk bilong Pikinini in very good company!

Drusilla Modjeska visited a couple of BbP libraries in 2012 and decided to support us by publishing a few articles about what BbP is trying to achieve in Papua New Guinea. In December 2012 she conducted an interview with Anne-Sophie about the creation and evolution of BbP and this conversation is now published in the Meanjin Journal. The interview stretches over 10 pages in what is named The Canberra Issue. BbP is profoundly grateful to Drusilla for choosing to write about BbP and thus helping us to widen our network in Australia.

Meanjin is an Australian literary journal, founded in 1940 and is published by the University of Melbourne.

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CEO of Swire visits BbP library

The Chairman and CEO of Swire, Mr. William Rothery, paid a visit to the Lawes road BbP library on the 28th of February to bring the good news of Swire and Steamships ongoing support. Mr. Rothery read a funny book to the children and greatly enjoyed sitting amongst them. The BbP Head Teacher librarian did a phonics session and PJ (pictured) read a book to show of his most excellent reading skills. Read more


Joanne introduces the new Lae I & II teams


Executive Officer, Joanne Grenenger is proud to introduce the new team who will be working in the two libraries in Lae. There are many children outside the school system in PNG but this is particularly the case in Morobe province where literacy levels are very low. The second library in Lae is located next to the Madang settlement which is home to many children who will now be able to enjoy learning opportunities at the newly established BbP library.

From left to right: Begal Nia, Regional Coordinator, Mary Luscombe, Assistant Librarian, Joanne Grenenger, Executive Officer, Marian Sanat, Head Librarian, Judy Tom, Assistant Librarian, Rosemary Amban, Assistant Librarian, Miriam Ben, Head Librarian and Beverlynne Wangillen, Regional Programme Manager.

BbP opens library with BSP

Buk bilong Pikinini opened the 11th library on Tuesday the 26th of February 2013 with the Bank of South Pacific. This library is the second to be opened in the provincial capital of Morobe province. The library is located at the the Lae Unitech and will serve the many vulnerable children living in the area. BSP Group CEO, Mr. Ian Clyne, BbP Patron and former member for Lae Bart Philomen and Hon. Loujaya Toni Minister for Community Development celebrated this opening with the community and the BbP team.

More coming soon