Literacy Week Book Launch

BbP will launch young PNG Author Iriani Wanma’s Crocodile award winning story  “Oa the Grasshopper and Kaipa the Caterpillar” illustrated by the late Marlon Kuelinad. The reading will be introduced by BbP’s Ambassador Mrs. Lynda Babao-O’Neill.

Saturday 3rd of September at 11am

Buk bilong Pikinini is also keen to ensure that more high quality books with 100% PNG content is published, so the children can relate to the books they are given to read. The organisation has published two books under the PNG Reader Program, which are available for sale at Theodist. BbP is currently working on a number of new titles with PNG authors and illustrators, which are available for partners to sponsor.


Literacy Week Book Fair


Buk bilong Pikinini will be kick-starting Literacy Week with a huge Book Fair to be held at Murray Barracks on the 3 and 4th of September. BbP will be selling excess stock  at cheap prices to encourage parents and children to read together at home. The event is organised as an educational family fun day!

Saturday 3rd of September from 9-4pm

Sunday 4th of September from 10-2pm


BbP partners with PNG Air


BbP and PNG Air held an event at the BbP Koki Markets Library on Tuesday the 21 June to celebrate the signing of a partnership agreement. The children at the library will be took part in a paper plane competition to celebrate this important partnership.


The agreement with PNG Air, will support Buk bilong Pikinini in the organisations’ efforts to continue to provide a highly efficient Early Childhood Literacy program as well as access to books and literacy materials to low literacy communities in 6 provinces of PNG. 


The partnership will provide BbP with tickets to assist with the annual Port Moresby-based training of Teacher-librarians, in-library training, enrolment and monitoring of existing and upcoming libraries across PNG. The agreement also includes assistance with freight to keep a supply of more than 3000 high quality books and literacy materials at each BbP library. 


Buk bilong Pikinini Events

10th Anniversary fundraising celebration 

2017 is a milestone year for Buk bilong Pikinini and we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary on the 8th of April with a big “Back to School” party.

The “Back to School” party will be a celebration of the organisations' achievements over the past 10 years and will include a screening of our new documentary entitled “Turning the page: Illiteracy in Papua New Guinea” by Tania Nugent. The documentary will be introduced by Peter Botten, CEO of Oil Search, who has sponsored the documentary and also supports the creation of libraries through the Oil Search Foundation.

The tickets will be sold for K500 per person and K5000 for a table and will go towards ensuring that Buk bilong Pikinini can continue to provide life-changing programs for the children of Papua New Guinea in the future.  We aim to raise 500,000 Kina to support the expansion and maintenance of our libraries and programs across Papua New Guinea. We wish to continue to provide PNG children with an opportunity to have the best possible start to their education journey - wherever they might live in PNG.

The celebration will be held at the Gateways Hotel, courtesy of Steamships Ltd. which has supported Buk bilong Pikinini with libraries in Port Moresby, Lae and Goroka since 2009. 

The evening will include a 3 course meal, beverages, lots of gifts and prizes, auction and entertainment. It will be a trip down memory lane with fun and games. BbP is looking forward to spending an enjoyable evening with partners and friends.

The Dress Code is Tropical Formal but please do hesitate to bring your pencil case, reading glasses, school uniform and of course an apple for the teacher ...

To book your tickets please contact: Elizabeth Omeri, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 7663 0683 or 320 0625