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BbP Launches PNG’s first Early Childhood Development App

BbP, ExxonMobil PNG and Cogniss will introduce a fun new learning app to complement curriculum learning from term 2 2021.

BbP's Digital Teacher training program, which is took part in Port Moresby in December 2020 saw the launch of of an early childhood development App designed to complement BbP's curriculum.

All BbP’s Library Learning Centres will see the implementation of a new Digital Learning Program in 2021 and BbP’s teacher training will prepare the teachers to support the children to read, play and learn on tablets.

App’s are a great tool for children to learn while having fun and not only help students to progress faster in their learning but also improves their ability to use technology. The BbP learning App will be used as part of BbP’s curriculum but parents will also be encouraged the download the free App so the children can continue to learn while they are away from the classroom.

The BbP learning App has been sponsored by ExxonMobil PNG and developed in partnership with the Australian Human Transformation company Cogniss. EMPNG is a long-term donor of BbP and has also provided volunteers and sponsorship for the week-long digital training program. EMPNG has supported BbP since 2011 and has built Library Learning Centres for children in their impact zone and also assists with annual Literacy Week celebrations.

BbP’s Early Childhood Development program seeks to provide children access to a vast library of books (more than 3000 books in each Library Learning Centre), comprehensive teaching of literacy, numeracy, pre-STEM and problem solving. The upcoming digital learning program will include app-based learning games and reading digitized curriculum content and books.

Anne-Sophie Hermann, Buk bilong Pikinini Founder & Chairperson said: “We are grateful to EMPNG and Cogniss https://www.cogniss.com for allowing us to develop an amazing learning app built specifically for PNG’s children. The children are going to have such a great time learning and becoming more proficient in using technology enabling them to be better prepared for the future. EMPNG has been a vital partner for BbP and has assisted the organization with support to continue to grow and develop its programs to provide the best possible foundations upon which to build the children's education.”

New websites for 2021

We are currently in the process of designing a new general website for Buk bilong Pikinini which will be launched shortly. To stay up to date with all our latest activities please follow our instagram https://www.instagram.com/bukbilongpikinini/ or Facebook pages https://www.facebook.com/BukbilongPikinini/

We have just launched our digital training website to assist teachers in Papua New Guinea with digital skills for their teaching and for use in the classroom https://bbpdigitallearning.org/ - a great resource for brushing up on all things digital!

 

Literacy Week 2018

Buk bilong Pikinini is getting ready for Literacy Week.

There will be a number of activities in the Library Learning Centres throughout the week of the 3-7th of September. The prime event will be held to celebrate women's role in ensuring that their children obtain an education and will also seek to provide support and motivation for young girls to stay at school. The event is entitled "The Wonder Women and Girls of PNG" with the slogan "Educate a Girl - Educate a Generation." 

Programs and further information is available upon request. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sponsor a Child 2018

Most children in Papua New Guinea do not have access to books and libraries to support their education. Learning to read at an early age will help develop memory, vocabulary and improve long-term educational outcomes. Supporting a child's love for reading is one of the best things you can do for them.


Buk bilong Pikinini has created a highly efficient Early Childhood Literacy program to provide children with the opportunity to become literate and school ready within one year.
There is a huge demand for our ECL program but we need your help to sponsor children from vulnerable communities and give them a chance to break the cycle of poverty that they and their families currently
 find themselves in.

For just $350 or PNGK 900 you can sponsor a girl or a boy and give them the special gift of attending Buk bilong Pikinini's highly efficient Early Childhood Literacy program for one year! This includes our Monday to Friday Early Childhood Literacy program, access to book loans and special educational awareness events. The program provides the children with full support for optimal school readiness.

In return for your generous support, Buk bilong Pikinini will send you a Certificate of Appreciation with the name, age and library the sponsored child is attending. We will also do a Facebook post to thank you or your company for this special gift.

You can donate via our website: http://www.bukbilongpikinini.org/index.php/helping/donations through our partner Global Development Group who will issue you with a Tax deductible receipt or via a direct deposit to our Australian bank account. All the information is on our donations page.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know you have sponsored a child.

 
Give the gift of literacy today!