Buk bilong Pikinini is an independent charity based in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea which aims to foster children's enjoyment of books....
Buk bilong Pikinini is an independent charity based in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea which aims to foster children's enjoyment of books. In PNG there are few functioning libraries outside the school system and most children do not have access to books at all. The purpose of Buk bilong Pikinini is to focus on early learning (as a key to literacy) through the creation of small libraries in community based localities such as near settlements, clinics and market places. We collect books from private individuals and publishing houses and seek to obtain funding for our libraries though various fundraising efforts as well as through corporate sponsorships. An important factor in sustaining Buk bilong Pikinini libraries is the employment of librarians to mind and secure the books, but also to fulfill the intention of this charity, which is namely to introduce the children to books and to read to them.