Learning to read creates way forward for Chris

Last year, Chris learned to read Tok Pisin when he attended an adult literacy training conducted by the Baptist Union PNG (BUPNG) in Mt Hagen, Western Highlands Province.

Chris hails from Markham in Morobe Province. He didn't have any financial support so he was unable to pursue an education. Despite that, he participated in community activities, attended church and was a youth leader. It was through these activities that Chris attended the adult literacy course.

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The theme for 2018 National Book Week is: ‘Read-Write Forevermore’.

The theme reflects the increasing importance of books, reading, libraries and literacy. It also complements the 2018 education theme: ‘Quality education for quality citizens’.

The linkage between both themes is the need for greater and easy access to books, libraries and information.

BSP teach financial literacy to remote mothers

The women invited BSP Kundiawa team to roll out the program after hearing a lot of good things the bank was doing through the program in other parts of the province.

Financial Literacy trainer Jackie Bal and her team braved the rough terrain to reach the village and were pleased with the women as they participated meaningfully in the session.

“The community was eager to learn the ways of managing their monies wisely."

 "They asked a lot of questions and said  they were never told these things before,” Bal said.