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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Event: Documentary Launch - 'Literacy: The Buk bilong Pikinini Way'

You are invited to attend a special fundraising event to benefit the creation of children's libraries in Papua New Guinea.

We are looking forward to launching our new documentary 'Literacy: The Buk bilong Pikinini Way' by Tania Nugent.

Thursday 14 November 2013

Lunch time event: 12:30 pm - 2.00 pm
Evening event: 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm

PNG High Commission Haus Kamasan
39-41 Forster Crescent, Yarralumla
RSVP by Friday 8 November, indicating which event you would like to attend: annesophie@bukbilongpikinini.org or or 02 61201801

Light refreshments will be served.

Buk bilong Pikinini patron and Australian author Drusilla Modjeska will be speaking about early childhood learning and literacy.

Access to this event is free, however if you would like to make a donation to fight illiteracy in Papua New Guinea, it would be much appreciated.

For more information, please visit our website www.bukbilongpikinini.org

About Buk bilong Pikinini 

The aim of Buk bilong Pikinini is to foster a love of reading and create valuable learning opportunities for vulnerable Papua New Guinea children. Many children in PNG are currently missing out on school and only very few have access to books and high quality literacy materials. In some provinces adult literacy levels are as low as 5%. Both children and adults would greatly benefit from having greater access to public libraries but the libraries have been slowly disappearing since independence.

Buk bilong Pikinini establishes children's libraries across PNG next to settlements. market places, hospitals and clinics and conducts a daily Literacy, Numeracy and Awareness programme.

In 2012 Buk bilong Pikinini had 131,182 children visit its libraries across and have taught many children to read and enjoy books. The charity has libraries in Port Moresby, Goroka, Alotau and Lae, and is planning to open many more in all provincial centers with the support of donors from both Australia and PNG.

Buk bilong Pikinini collects new and second hand books in Australia and has free shipping to PNG. Please contact Anne-Sophie if you would like to make a donation.

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