Buk bilong Pikinini received a visit from the Australian Governor General, Her Excellency Quentin Bryce, at its library located at the UPNG campus in Port Moresby today.
Children from Buk bilong Pikinini libraries across Port Moresby performed special awareness songs for the Governor General and invited guests. The children also demonstrated their excellent phonics and reading skills acquired at Buk bilong Pikinini libraries.
Buk bilong Pikinini founder, Anne-Sophie Hermann, was proud to announce a new Buk bilong Pikinini mobile initiative to compliment the existing 11 libraries. This mobile library will be established in partnership with Ela Motors and with the support of the Make a Mark Australia (MAMA) Foundation – for which the Governor General is a patron. MAMA has donated $10,000 (AUD) in support of this new programme.
The mobile library will enable Buk bilong Pikinini to further work on its outreach to provide vulnerable children in PNG with educational opportunities and high quality literacy materials.
The event at the UPNG Buk bilong Pikinini library was attended by Mrs Linda O’Neill, wife of the PNG Prime Minister, the Australian High Commissioner H.E. Deborah Stokes, as well as donors and supporters.
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