Buk Bilong Pikinini

K30,000 Boost For Learning Centre

Companies Hebou Constructions, Monier, Airways Hotel and the Sir Theo Foundation – all under the banner of the Constantinou Group of Companies have been supporting BbP libraries since 2008, when the very first library was opened at Port Moresby General Hospital.

The libraries assist five-year-old children with an Early Childhood Education program, which includes literacy, numeracy, digital learning and cultural knowledge. It provides children solid foundations before they start school and gives them the best possible chance of becoming literate from a very young age.

Building Partnerships To Inspire

Buk bilong Pikinini’s Early Childhood Education program helps to provide children with the foundations in numeracy, problem solving and various play-based STEM activities throughout the year, however, more should be done in fostering careers in Information and Communications Technology or ICT.

 BbP believes that with the launch of their new publication entitled ‘When I grow up – I want to be an ICT officer’ it will help children understand and choose jobs and skills needed in the field.

BbP Launch Field Trip

Buk bilong Pikinini, with the launch of its book ‘When I grow up – I want to be a Farmer’ seeks to inspire children in considering a career in modern farming.

Children of the BbP program were given the opportunity to visit the 9 Mile Farm and one child was chosen to feature wearing the full farming outfit on their trip to see how the produce is grown and understand all about cows and what dairy products are.

Library Presents Books to PNG Air

BbP Executive Officer, Leeanne Resson thanked PNG Air and said the airline has been supporting them for the past three years and is still going.

“This partnership is an important partnership because they assist Buk bilong Pikinini with our reestablishment Library Kits. We are able to get these kits in schools across PNG. Within the first three quarters alone, we were able to restock 68 schools with the kits and this would not have been possible without the support from PNG Air.

Engineering The Future

Bbp says girls and boys should be introduced to STEM from a young age to encourage them to pursue a career in medicine, science or engineering.

Bbp’s Early Childhood Education program provides the necessary learning foundations and activities, but there is nothing better than having the children learn first-hand how certain jobs operate.

Today’s excursion took 5 year old Dorcas Kilalema on a great opportunity to explore what it takes to be an engineer with Exxon Mobil PNG.

BbP Provides Career Paths For Kids

Book bilong Pikinini (BbP) has once again selected one lucky child to go on an excursion to see what goes on behind the counter in a Bank and learn what it takes to be a Bank Teller.

Five-year-old, Piro Billy Namean was chosen to feature in the reader titled, “When I grow up I want to be a Bank Teller.” Books are a valuable way to motivate children in realizing and learning the type of career they would like to have in the future.

CPL Promotes BbP Program

Buk bilong Pikinini has published a series of books entitled “When I Grow Up”, and the visit is part of this project.

These books will be launched during the National Book Week in August.

BbP believes that it is important to influence children from a young age to focus on their education and consider pursuing a career.

PNG needs more professionals in the field of healthcare, which has been highlighted during this COVID-19 pandemic.

School books donated to Lealea Primary

This is the second time a donation is being made to this school, the first being the donation of a water tank to the Elementary School earlier.

The Upper Primary students received books including encyclopedia, teachers’ reference books and children’s reading material, thanks to NiuPower and Buk bilong Pikinini who donated the books.

External Affairs Manager for NiuPower, Wellington Bellawa said they were happy to be able to donate the books. He also commended the grade 6 students who demonstrated the importance of doing exercise through drama and dance.

BbP launches new website for teachers

The website content was first tested on BbP’s 42 Teacher-librarians from the organisations’ Library Learning Centres across the country during a Digital Teacher Training, which took place in December 2020. 

The digital training program and associated website has been developed in partnership with Deloitte and Deloitte Digital and is valued at more than AUD $100,000. 

BbP signs new partnership agreement

Yasmine Chatila Zwahlen - Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, and Special Envoy of Switzerland for the Pacific Region signed the new agreement with BbP Founder Anne-Sophie Hermann in Canberra recently.

The new agreement will be to a support Swiss Foundation NGO based in EHP, with capacity development training for their school-teachers. 

The training will be in BbP’s highly efficient Early Childhood Development program and School Library management.