Beginnings:

Buk bilong Pikinini officially opened a library in partnership with World Vision and the Makana/Morobe 9 Mile community on the 17th of July 2013. The library is located at the Evadahana Primary School just outside Port Moresby.
This BbP library is the first to be officially opened, in a series of 4 for World Vision, inside Port Moresby community settlements. Buk bilong Pikinini has enrolled 150 children and Head librarian Kevren and his assistant Grace have already been busy teaching the children for a few weeks. This library is currently the largest in Port Moresby and will serve the enrolled community children during school hours and will provide a service of book loans and homework assistance to the school children after school.

Scope of learning:
The library will be a much needed boost to the vulnerable community at 9 Mile and a welcome source of high quality literacy materials for the the Evadahana Primary School. Buk bilong Pikinini's Early Childhood Learning programme will also put the children in a great position to prepare themselves for school and should also substantially increase their subsequent academic performance. The BbP Awareness programme will greatly benefit the community as a whole, by empowering the children to pass on vital health messages to their friends and family.

Our sponsors:
This library is sponsored by World Vision.
Reverend Tim Costello, CEO of World Vision Australia, visited two of the Port Moresby Community Children's Education project sites on Saturday the 13th of April. Rev. Costello, who has seen hundreds of similar projects across the world, said that "this project was particularly inspiring because of the high-level of community ownership over the management of the project."
The World Vision library project is managed by Mary Amua, Jules Taria and Luke Ebbs of Buk bilong Pikinini in close consultation with the community and World Vision.
www.wvi.org/papua-new-guinea

Our precious children and teacher-librarians:

 

Reverend Tim Costello, CEO of World Vision Australia, (pictured above left) visited two of the Port Moresby Community Children's Education project sites on Saturday the 13th of April. Rev. Costello, who has seen hundreds of similar projects across the world, said that "this project was particularly inspiring because of the high-level of community ownership over the management of the project."

The World Vision library project is managed by Mary Amua, Jules Taria and Luke Ebbs of Buk bilong Pikinini in close consultation with the community and World Vision.

Click here to see the media coverage of the opening.

 

This library is sponsored by World Vision.

 http://wvi.org/papua-new-guinea