Buk Bilong Pikinini moves its centre to Hanuabada school

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Buk Bilong Pikinini has moved its library learning centre in Port Moresby from Lawes Road, Konedobu, to Hagara Primary School in Hanuabada Village.
Yesterday’s reopening of the learning centre at Hagara was attended by the Richard Gould, commercial manager of Steamship Ltd, which is the centre’s sponsor, Buk Bilong Pikinini founder Anne-Sophie Hermann and guest Ryan Pini.
Since it opened some 40 years ago, Hagara Primary School has not had a library and the initiative by Steamships and Buk Bilong Pikinini to move the learning centre there was appreciated by the community.
Gould said: “The relocation of the library is an exciting development to enable more children to gain access to books.”
He left the children with an inspiring quote from his favourite author, Dr Seuss’ book titled, I can read with my eyes shut: “The more you read, the more things you’ll know and the more that
you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
With the support of Steamship since 2009, Buk Bilong Pikinini has been able to provide thousands of children in Port Moresby, Lae and Goroka an opportunity to read and learn.
“Buk Bilong Pikinini Library has helped a lot of children advance in their studies,” Herman said.
Kaupa Wemin is one student who learnt to read at the age of 13 in 2010-2011 before the implementation of the Government’s tuition fee-free education policy in 2012.
He is now 18 years old and is enrolled at Kila Kila Secondary School in Port Moresby.
Delilah Wala, a mother of two boys attending Hagara Primary School said her son, who was in grade 3, was not able to read well and believed the learning centre would provide a good chance for him to improve.

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