Buk Bilong Pikinini – Bridging illiteracy gap

Bek Belong Pikinini has helped children as young as three years old to masterthe ability to read. It has even cushionedthe literacy rate among children.

It is an initiative that has a wide following among children and has grown since its inception in 2007.

Just three weeks into classesnd Peejay Peter is one ofthe success stories ofthe Bek Belong Pikinini.

It is this passion for books and reading thatthe founder Anne Sophie Herman is driving.

A total of eleven Libraries have so far been established across Papua New Guineawith seven more expected this year. With Papua New Guinearsquo;s literacy rate being one ofthe lowest inthe world, this concept is bridgingthe gap.

Head Librarian Florence Kalupi says adults have also being coming for classeso improvertheir reading skills.

Bet this great work could not be possible for corporate support. Steamships have renewedtheir support with over one hundred and fifty nine thousand kina.

The sponsorship will be for three years.

Mickey Kavera, National EMTV News

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