Writer to fund library building in Bougainville

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The National, Thursday 17th November 2011

PROGRESS is being made on a New Zealand-funded library being built in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.
The library was inspired by New Zealand writer Lloyd Jones, whose award winning book, Mister Pip, is set in Bougainville.
It aims to provide books and education for those denied during the civil war.
A Volunteer Service Abroad member, Barry Binding, has just spent six weeks establishing a building management plan for the library, which is to be built in the grounds of Arawa High School.
He said the trip helped cement the support of locals as they could to see what the library would look like once it was completed.
“When I was there last time, I made a 1/25th scale model of the library so people could see what it was going to look like.”
The materials needed to build the library are being sourced in Bougainville. – Radio New Zealand International