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Collecting, packing and shipping books to
Papua New Guinea for children aged 0-14 years.

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GOOD AS GOLD

Books are worth more than gold in PNG, according to Ferman Kemnasi Mombu.

And as these photos show, he went all out for an amazing delivery for Books 4 PNG Kids to seven schools around Mendi in Southern Highlands Province recently.

Ferman and team did not let raging rivers, rugged mountains or long-distance treks stop them from delivering 236 cartons of books donated by Books 4 PNG Kids to seven primary schools, many in remote places in Undiri, Lower Mendi LLG, Imbonggu district.

After Books 4 PNG Kids shipped the books to Lae, Ferman transported the books to Mendi, a two-day journey over 600km which was tough and challenging in itself.

“As the books are worth more than gold, we had to take extra care and place them into their right places which are the schools that were in need of (them),” he says.

Among schools to receive books were Yaria Primary (350 pupils, 50 cartons); Koea Primary (475 pupils, 28 cartons); Megi Primary (322 pupils, 50 cartons); Una Primary (342 pupils, 50 cartons); Milwerip Primary (368 pupils, 28 cartons); Sumia Primary (20 cartons) and Yaken Primary (10 cartons).

“We have crossed footbridges, walked rugged terrains, walked long distances and delivered the books to every school.

“The students, teachers, parents and stakeholders of every school were so amazed with the effort and generous heart (of) Books 4 PNG Kids for sending the books.”

Books are foundational for children to receive an education, but unlike gold, an education cannot be taken away once a child has embarked on a lifetime of learning, sharing the benefits it brings for individuals, communities and nations.

“PNG is a developing nation and education is one of the paramount elements that will move us forward,” Ferman says.

“Quality education comes from quality learning and library books contribute so much in that.”

He says everyone is “so thrilled” to receive the books donated by Books 4 PNG Kids.

Books 4 PNG Kids is taking an Easter break.

We'll be back in action on Friday, April 5, at our factory at 39 Flanders St, Salisbury, on Brisbane's southside.

Volunteers are welcome to join us any time from 8.30am-4pm on Fridays (except public holidays). Just wear closed-in shoes. Lunch is provided.

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, 8.30am-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 no longer picking up books

Email all requests
for PNG schools to books4pngkids@gmail.com
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CONTACT US

Heather Doonan (CEO):

0418 623 675

books4pngkids@gmail.com

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Our Impact (so far)

20 Years

DELIVERING BOOKS TO KIDS IN PNG

4.5 Million

BOOKS

DELIVERED

4000

ELEMENTARY AND PRIMARY SCHOOLS SUPPORTED

PLUS

HUGE QUANTITIES OF TEACHING RESOURCES & LIBRARY SUPPORT

Drop Off Locations

Salisbury

39 Flanders Street,
Salisbury QLD 4107


Anytime - if no one is there please leave in disused doorway on far left-hand side of building

New Farm

194 Heal Street,
New Farm QLD 4005
(Opposite School)

 
Anytime - if no one is home please leave under the stairs
 

Beenleigh

5 Horizon Drive
Beenleigh QLD 4207

Monday - Friday: 7:30am-2pm


 

Forest Lake

Attn: Jan
79 Centennial Way,
Forest Lake QLD 4078



 

Ray White Robina

Attn: Jon Paul

29/86 Robina Town Centre Dr,

Robina

QLD 4226

07 5593 2188

Monday - Friday: 8.30am-5pm

Saturday: 8.30am-2pm

Melbourne

391 Settlement Road,

Unit 12-14,

Abaruzzo Ct,

Thomas Town 3074

Monday - Friday: 7.30am-3pm

Brisbane volunteers

Come to our factory at

39 Flanders St,

Salisbury

on Fridays (except public holidays) 8.30am-3.30pm and some Wednesdays

(phone Heather 0418 623 675

to check Wednesday dates and times beforehand).

Drop Off Locations

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