Buk bilong Pikinini roughly translates as books for children.
Buk bilong Pikinini was established in 2007 with a mission to try to help increase literacy rates in Papua New Guinea by setting up children's libraries in community based localities.
Buk bilong Pikinini seeks to provide learning opportunities for the most vulnerable children in society who miss out on formal education, and also support those who are fortunate enough to go to school but who lack the most essential tools for literacy; books. Each library has more than 2000 high quality children's books as well as educational toys and craft materials.
A literacy based learning programme is conducted in all libraries on a daily basis and a syllabus has been especially created to cater for PNG children. There is a strong focus on early childhood learning in the mornings but children of all ages can attend library sessions after school.
All eleven libraries have been established where vulnerable children tend to congregate and Buk bilong Pikinini seeks to support both sick, disabled and healthy children alike.
For more information please go to our 'Libraries' category.