Collecting, packing and shipping books to
Papua New Guinea for children aged 0-14 years.
BIG NEWS FOR HIGHLANDS SCHOOLS
A Books 4 PNG Kids delivery to three Southern Highlands primary schools has made national TV news in PNG, thanks to the efforts of Ferman Kemnasi and colleagues in Lae.
Ferman, a postgraduate student at PNG University of Technology in Lae, organised the delivery of 87 cartons of books from Books 4 PNG Kids to Sumia, Yaken and Welit-Porolo Primary Schools in Lower Mendi LLG, Imbonggu district.
The story about the Books 4 PNG Kids deliveries ran on NBC News' PNG midday news.
One of the schools, Sumia Primary, received 31 cartons in March.
Sumia Primary has 477 students and 20 teachers but was in dire need of books.
The school receives students from five elementary schools: Yore, Sumia, Pumi, Onja and Repla, so the hundreds of books from Books 4 PNG Kids will be an invaluable resource for the education of thousands of students now and in years to come.
Ferman and fellow students, business people and others in the Undiri Elites of Lae Association organised and funded the delivery of the books to the schools from Lae after Books 4 PNG shipped them there.
Ferman thanked Books 4 PNG Kids for the books, donated and packed by volunteers in Australia.
"The schools were in dire need of library books and your kind help is much appreciated. Without you, our schools wouldn't have these books.
"I also appreciate the headmasters, teachers, boards of management, parents and all other stakeholders for making things possible for safe delivery of these books."
Volunteers are always welcome to join us on Fridays in Brisbane, packing and sorting books - any time you can give is appreciated as we couldn't do it without you! Just wear closed-in shoes. Lunch is provided.
Join us on Fridays, 9am-3.30pm, at
39 Flanders St, Salisbury QLD
Currently accepting book donations suitable for preschool and primary school children, both fiction and nonfiction up to a reading age of 12, including picture books, beginner readers, textbooks, up-to-date atlases, dictionaries, geographical magazines, Bibles, unused maths and English workbooks, and stationery. No teachers' resources, thank you.
Please see our drop-off locations below. We are happy to collect 10 boxes of books or more at any location in Brisbane and southeast Queensland.
Email all requests from PNG for schools there to email@example.com
Heather Doonan (CEO):
0418 623 675
(07) 3254 1833
Our Impact (so far)
DELIVERING BOOKS TO KIDS IN PNG
ELEMENTARY AND PRIMARY SCHOOLS SUPPORTED
HUGE QUANTITIES OF TEACHING RESOURCES & LIBRARY SUPPORT