Bishop Launches 15th Library For Children

Australian Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister, Julie Bishop officiated the opening of the 15th Book Bilong Pikinini library at Tatana today.

The library is important for the children on the island as it provides learning opportunities for the most vulnerable and underprivileged.


Founder of Buk bilong Pikinini, Anne-Sophie Hermann, said the library was not only for literacy developmen, but also for awareness on environment and health issues.

She added that literacy was the key to development and the library looks at developing  children for the benefit of the country.


Julie Bishop before officially opening the library said, out of all programms that Australian aid has assisted, Buk bilong Pikinini has had so many positive feedback.

She added that the Australian Government and the PNG government will be closely working together as both governments have the same objectives for the country

to improve its societies and for better health and education.


Buk bilong pikinini has over 40 corporate donors managing its 15 libraries in the country, and plans to open up more libraries for children around the country.

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