• Welcome







  • Literacy

    The purpose of Buk bilong Pikinini is to focus on early childhood learning as a key to literacy. Only half of school-age children go to school and the literacy rate in PNG is well under the 50% officially recorded - in some areas it can be as low as 5%. READ MORE
  • Libraries

    Buk bilong Pikinini has established 16 children's libraries across Papua New Guinea. We continue to strive to educate as many vulnerable children as possible.
  • Giving hope

    “Buk bilong Pikinini brings hope. It allows our young children from disadvantaged backgrounds to dream beyond their circumstances and be children. It gives them the greatest possible head start to perform well in school.” - Mrs Lynda Babao O’Neill, Buk bilong Pikinini Ambassador DONATE
  • Community

    Our Buk bilong Komuniti Program empowers remote communities by supplying donated books and literacy materials.
  • Friendship







  • 1 Welcome
  • 2 Literacy
  • 3 Libraries
  • 4 Giving hope
  • 5 Community
  • 6 Friendship

News & Events

  • Papua New Guinea Literacy Week 2015

    Papua New Guinea Literacy Week 2015

    We would like to start the 2015 PNG Literacy Week (8-12 September) by thanking our book donors - for what would our libraries be without books? A huge
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  • BbP partners with Oil Search

    Buk bilong Pikinini has entered into a formal partnership with Oil Search to deliver Early Childhood Development and Literacy programs in Hela and Gulf Provinces through the
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  • Celebrating the 8th anniversary of our first library

    The first Buk bilong Pikinini (BbP) library was established on the 8th of April 2008 and is located at the children’s Tuberculosis, Malnutrition and HIV/AIDS ward at
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  • Australian donors visit

    Australian donors visit

    BbP received a visit from high level Australia based donors at our library next to Evadahana Primary School on the 27th of August. Our guests enjoyed meeting
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  • Hearing Awareness Week

    Hearing Awareness Week

    A great thank you to KramerAusenco and the Ausenco Foundation. Buk Bilong Pikinini held an event at our library for the hearing impaired at the Red Cross
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  • Hon. Julie Bishop launches books at BbP Library

    On the 18th of December 2014, Australia's Foreign Minister - Hon. Julie Bishop - visited Buk bilong Pikinini's second library in Goroka to launch books. The books entitled "Maria's
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  • Our new Ambassador

    Buk bilong Pikinini is proud to announce that Mrs Lynda Babao-O’Neill has accepted our invitation to become our Ambassador. Buk bilong Pikinini celebrated International Day of Families
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  • Riding high with Hastings Deering

    Buk bilong Pikinini children and staff were invited to lunch at Hastings Deering this week. We took this opportunity to thank Hastings Deering for their amazing support
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  • Thanking our donors

    Buk bilong Pikinini held an event with Gadens to thank them for the legal support shown over the last five (5) years. Gadens Sydney office has also
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"Illiteracy is everybody’s concern, and there is an urgent need now for all sectors in government and society, that eradication of illiteracy be one of our national development priorities."

Sir Paulias Matane, Former Governor General, PNG

Programs & Publishing


BbP’s Early Childhood Literacy and Awareness Program.

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Buk bilong Komuniti Program for book donations, training and library establishment.

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BbP is now publishing books for PNG children. Learn how you can sponsor a book.

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Important BbP Info


Buk bilong Pikinini roughly translates to "books for children".

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Learn more about upcoming special events for Literacy Week in 2016.

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The history behind the establishment of Buk bilong Pikinini.

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