Children enrolled at Buk bilong Pikinini’s Library Learning Centre at Papa Preschool will celebrate Literacy Week 2019 with a special event.
Managing Director of ExxonMobil PNG Andrew Barry will launch BbP’s new Problem Solving Kit, which contain a range of interactive educational resources, which will inspire children to think creatively when solving problems.
Buk bilong Pikinini’s partnership with ExxonMobil PNG, operator of PNG LNG Project covers all aspects of education – the establishment of Library Learning Centres (LLC) delivering BbP’s comprehensive Early Childhood Development program, the donation of books to schools, Literacy Week sponsorship and training of teachers and community educators.
Literacy Week 2019 will see children enrolled in BbP’s 21 LLCs across PNG engaged in activities designed to promote creativity, STEM and problem solving skills.
The children will be building dress up robots, play with toy robots, build towers, bridges and mazes. They will also be measuring and charting height, do colour searches and test weight and volume thanks to the educational resources provided in the Problem Solving Kit.
Anne-Sophie Hermann, BbP Founder and Chair said: “Buk bilong Pikinini is so excited to have had the opportunity this year to support our curriculum with all the fantastic teaching aids in the Problem Solving Kit. We believe that the kit will greatly motivate the children to engage in STEM and problem solving activities and give them a good foundation in numeracy before starting school. We are grateful to EMPNG for their holistic support for BbP, which will allow us to make a strong impact on children’s literacy and numeracy skills in the communities we serve.”
Andrew Barry, said: “Thanks to Buk bilong Pikinini’s efforts to create caring and supportive environments for children to learn, the focus on early childhood learning and library establishment has gained momentum.
We all saw the creativity shown with our young robot builders together with the help of some of our ‘yellow army’ volunteers from EMPNG. I was blown away by the thought process put into constructing the robots and various other constructions all built with the assistance of items from the problem solving kits, which EMPNG has donated.
ExxonMobil PNG is proud of our partnership with Buk bilong Pikinini and the work they do to create a brighter future for the children of Papua New Guinea.”