With the theme: “Reading: It makes a world of difference”, children and donors were engaged in learning about the world, including BbP ambassador Lynda Babao O’Neill.
"BbP believes that literacy is more important than it ever was, in this world of text and email, and of written information,” says Anne-Sophie Hermann, BbP founder, chair and Canberra Office director.
“International studies have shown that simply having books in the home has a significant impact on children's educational outcomes, but not all families can afford to buy them. That's where libraries are an incredibly valuable resource. Libraries across the world provide people with access to books, information via the internet and story time sessions for the youngest to start their learning journey.
“Buk bilong Pikinini believes that all children in PNG should have access to libraries, books and literacy materials.
“We are grateful to all our donors for their support, which has allowed us to build 17 libraries across PNG and donate thousands of books to schools every month so they can re-stock their libraries.”
During the event, BbP also received a donation of 25 tablets and 10 Kindles from Deloitte PNG - which will be used in all their libraries.