Second batch completes literacy course


THE Buk Bilong Pikinini (BBP) Lae showground learning centre had graduated its second batch of students on Wednesday.
The programme works to prepare children for formal education particularly in reading and literacy.
During the graduation, the 65 graduating students displayed what they had learnt during the year.
They read books and spoke English to show what they had learned.
BBP is a free library school funded by AusAID and started classes in Lae last year with two learning centres located at Lae showground and the University of Technology (Unitech).
School librarian and head teacher Dorcas Lance said 80 children had initially enrolled in February with 66 graduating.
“We’ve done our best to impart knowledge to the students,” she said.
“BBP works with other schools to enhance student learning.”
Parents’ representative managing director Michael Pai said the school was a free service and was giving a valuable service to the early learners.
“This school is setting a foundation for children in this nation,” he said.
“We are happy as parents and guardians.”
Pai said setting a good foundation especially in literacy for children would help to be better students when they went to school.
“Our kids can speak fluent English and I’m proud of that.
“I thank AusAID for realising and providing this initiative.”