Early Childhood Education

Children celebrate Global Handwashing Day

The celebration focused on imparting essential personal hygiene practices through interactive methods such as play and song. Children worldwide are being encouraged to sing a familiar tune, like "Happy Birthday," twice while washing their hands—a technique proven to ensure sufficient time for the removal of germs and bacteria.

Morobe’s trailblazer

In partnership with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea, she and her colleagues wrote Morobe’s early childhood curriculum in 2019.

From Kotec LLG, she was sponsored by the Australian Agency For International Development (AusAID) and the PNG government, and underwent a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood program at the Queensland University of Technology. She commenced her studies in 2013 and graduated after three years.

Buk bilong Pikinini receives stationery

Expressing deep gratitude, the team extends their thanks to the generous donors in Australia for their contributions of numerous boxes of excellent stationery that will enable the organization to facilitate engaging craft projects and coloring-in activities for the children.

A special mention goes to the Rotary Club of Weston Creek for their remarkable donation of multiple van loads of stationery. Their support has been instrumental in ensuring a steady supply of materials.

Tugboat Captain inspires children

The Buk bilong Pikinini team recently visited Pacific Towing on Motukea Island to witness the intricacies of operating a tugboat, leaving them impressed by the responsibilities involved.

This addition to the series aims to provide children with valuable insights into the world of operating a tugboat, all while showcasing Michelle's incredible journey as a girl-boss in a male-dominated industry.

Tatana BbP and CPL foundation mark 11-year partnership

To mark the occasion, a new 5-year Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Sir Mahesh Patel who represented CPL Foundation, BbP Executive Officer Leanne Resson, and BbP Founder and Chairperson Anne-Sophie Hermann.

Adding to the festive atmosphere, the children adorned themselves as pharmacists and nurses, embracing their roles by dispensing "pretend medication" in the form of jelly beans to their "patients." This creative activity not only sparked their imagination but also fostered a sense of empathy and care.

Expanding early childhood education in ENB

This comes after a funding assistance through a Papua New Guinea-Australia Partnership Incentive Fund grant.

On Monday 3rd of April, the PGK12.8million project will see the construction of a new library and an Early Childhood Education Centre at the College and was launched by reps from Australian High Commission, Minister Counsellor, Paul Lehmann, and East New Britain Governor, Michael Marum.

The project is expected to be completed later this year.

K50, 000 To Support Early Learning

BbP held an event at the Book Shop & Reading Corner at Theodist, where seven students were dressed in Theodist uniforms to receive the cheque handed over by Corporate Development Manager, Ryan Pini and Purchasing Manager, Shaun Pini. 

Ryan Pini said, “Like Buk Bilong Pikinini, Theodist acknowledges the value of early childhood education and understands that an investment in our children is an investment in the future of Papua New Guinea.” 
The former swimming champion and manager also read one of the new readers to the children. 

Early Childhood Education Vital

The Learning Centre covers students coming from the settlement areas in six mile, 5 mile and Gordons and has 60 students attending.

Female candidate for Moresby North East, Tania Bale, spoke to parents and children about the importance of Early Childhood Education and what she sees in young children.
The 6 Mile Library Learning Centre Chairman, Seri Peter, appreciated the gesture as it was the first of its kind and recommended children being the improvement for the next generations to come.

Early Childhood Development, Vital

National Capital District Commission’s Active City Development Program created Pilai Program launched in January this year has reached out to children in the city and Motu Koitabu villages who are not able to attend early childhood education.

Active City Development Program’s Fazila Bazari said the program has reached more than 120 children this year.

"These children have learnt faster being here than if they had not signed up. They have learnt through the recreation and play sessions to be clean, healthy, hygienic and have also adapted a nutritious diet" she added.