NCD children learn about animal cruelty

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The National, Wednesday July 4th, 2012

IT was quite a different day for the little-known Buk Bilong Pikinini library at the Port Moresby General Hospital yesterday. Unlike daily conversations with the teacher, the pupils were able to meet friends from the Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) and two British volunteers.
The visit was organised by the society as part of its awareness programme on cruelty to animals.
Society educational division team leader Segie Browne said it was their aim to create awareness among children, especially those who were in elementary school to know how to deal with their pets and other animals that did not have a home and owner.
Buk Bilong Pikinini early childhood coordinator Elizabeth Omeri said the visit was to mentally bring the children out of their everyday hospital routine, and to put a smile on all children who attend the library while admitted.
The visiting reps were here to observe what these children can do.
As part of their practice, the children put up a thrilling presentation.
Specialising on early learning, Buk Bilong Pikinini is funded by donor agencies and now has a library each in Lae, Morobe province, and Goroka, Eastern Highlands province, apart from the seven in Port Moresby.
It is looking forward to setting up similar libraries in other parts of the country.