Buk Bilong Pikinini (BbP)

Buk bilong Pikinini 15th Anniversary

A special event is set for 25th of November, to thank all donors and stakeholders

BbP opened its first Library Learning Centre (LLC) in 2008 on the 8th of April at the Port Moresby General Hospital, about a year after the organisation was founded by Anne-Sophie Hermann (wife of the then Australian High Commissioner to PNG – Chris Moraitis) and friend Anna Mukerjee.

BSP & BbP Celebrate Partnership Anniversary

Ten years ago, BSP Financial Group Limited (BSP) saw the opportunity to address this need to partner with Buk bilong Pikinini (BbP) Children’s Libraries, with an emphasis on serving children from diverse backgrounds and with diverse needs as part of the banks community values.

Through the partnership BSP supported BbP in funding its operations at 3 libraries in Lae (Unitech), Manus and Goroka, since 2012.

Library Learning Centre For Vabukori

The opening of the LLC is the second in a series of five local level governments that are in partnership with Steamships Trading Company, NCDC and the Motu Koita Assembly in support of education for children in the Motu Koitabu communities.

BbP thanked the Vabukori Women’s Development Association also for their partnership in making this library come to fruition.

Officiating in the cutting of the ribbon was Bbp board director and steamships representative Mia Bray with MKA Chairman, Dadi Toka Jr.

BbP Receives Stationery Donation

Namba Wan Trophy Limited (NWTL) has been supporting BbP with volunteers and the donation of food items and treats for a number of large events for the last couple of years.

During the graduation, the Children enrolled in BbP’s programs each received a backpack, a pencil case, exercise books and stationery and are now ready to enrol next year.

NWTL donated more than 8000 pencils, 500 ball pens, 900 rulers, 2900 exercise/notebooks, 700 backpacks and 2900 pencil cases valued at K40,000 to the school.

Class Of 2021 – Equipped For The Future!

BbP states its program has shown year after year, that children who have attended the Early Childhood Development program are well ahead of their peers.

As part of BbP’s in-house developed curriculum, the children have been taught phonics, segmenting and blending and many are now able to read. They have been taught discipline and classroom behaviour and are ready to focus on learning. 

Training for Excellence

The Teachers Training program was launched on Wednesday at the Emmaus Conference Centre in Boroko, which will continue for the next two weeks. Forty-seven teacher librarians from four regions of the country will participate in the refresher training facilitated by staff from the BbP head office.

BbP receives surprise donations

BbP is an independent based charity in Port Moresby that aims to foster a life-long love for reading, learning, and increasing literacy rates and empowering vulnerable children.

The NWTL group supplied stationary to support BbP’s Literacy Week program for 2021.

Fonehaus Marketing Manager Shulei Andrew –Toguata presented two truckloads of boxes containing 8000 pencils, 500 ball pens, 900 rulers, 2900 exercise books, 700 backpacks and 2900 pencil cases valued at K40, 000.

Cultural Literacy for children is vital

Its children, enrolled in BbP’s ECE program, studied the importance of the ocean, village, forest and animals in PNG culture through craft activities and story-telling by parents and officers from the National Museum of PNG. The children will be displaying their stories, which will be added to the BbP learning app so all children across the country can share their culture and customs.

BbP Collaborates With BB Foundation

A new book series called “When I Grow Up I want to be a: Pilot, Teacher, Store Manager, ICT Officer, Farmer and Paramedic” was launched by students and teachers of BbP at the Gordons Brian Bell Plaza recently.

The BbP aims to create a mini library of professions that will inspire children in choosing their future career path and to help them understand why education is important.

‘I want to be an architect’

The children visited the office of Pacific Palms Property with architect Vanessa Kagena, and also went on an exciting site tour to see the beautiful Harbour-side East and West completed projects.

Field trips and real-life experiences are what motivate children to think about their education and future career.

Five-year-old Christabella Raraga got chosen to feature in a reader entitled “When I grow up – I want to be an Architect” and has seen which tools and skills are required to become an architect.