Creating children's libraries in Papua New Guinea
A second library with World Vision
We opened our 17th library on Wednesday the 8th of October at ATS in Port Moresby. This is our second out of four partnership libraries we will be establishing with World Vision.
Manus Island library opening
Buk bilong Pikinini opened library number 16 on the 19th of June 2014. This time on beautiful Manus Island. The library has a nice view over the sea, two large class rooms and 60 children have been enrolled for literacy classes so far.
The whole community took part in the establishment and celebration for this library to be successfully opened. We would like to thank MP4CD for their persistence and support and the Bank of South Pacific for enabling BbP to establish a library in such a remote location. Read more and see the lovely pictures.
Australian Foreign Minister opens BbP's 15th library
Buk bilong Pikinini opened its 15th library on Friday the 9th of May at Tatana Island in Port Moresby with Hon. Julie Bishop, dignitaries, donors, the whole community and invited guests. It was a wonderful celebration for this mile stone opening!This library has been sponsored by the Swiss Embassy in Canberra, Mahesh Patel of CPL, Australian Aid and long term BbP donors.
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We need your help!
Almost half of school age children in Papua New Guinea are currently not enrolled at school and many girls and boys remain illiterate for life - with no access to public libraries or books.
Buk bilong Pikinini is trying to create awareness about the need for Early Childhood Learning and the need for all children to be able to access high quality literacy materials and learning opportunities.
We establish Children's libraries across Papua New Guinea with a Literacy, Numeracy and Awareness programme to help the most vulnerable children in their efforts to become literate. Please donate to help us empower the children of PNG through literacy!
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Buk bilong Pikinini was founded in March 2007 by Anne-Sophie Hermann (right) and Anna Mukerjee (left). Anne-Sophie Hermann is now based in Canberra and manages the Buk bilong Pikinini Canberra Office. The Papua New Guinea High Commission has generously provided her with an office - see Contact us for details.