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

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LATEST NEWS:

A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE

Hundreds of students at these two Western Highlands Province schools had no books at all for pupils to read until this delivery for Books 4 PNG Kids by Charles Bilgan and team.

Books 4 PNG Kids’ donation of hundreds of books to Kiki Elementary and Kelua Primary School in Mt Hagen District will make a world of difference to pupils, teachers and community members at each school, Charles says.

Charles recently graduated from PNG University of Technology in Lae but instead of taking a break, he embarked on the delivery of books donated by Books 4 PNG Kids to Highlands schools, starting with 10 cartons of books for Kelua Primary and five cartons for Kiki Elementary.

“These schools literally [had] no reading books and our supply really means the whole world to them,” Charles says.

After Books 4 PNG Kids shipped the books to Lae, Charles and team loaded them up for the road trip more than 450km up the Highlands Highway from Lae to Mt Hagen.

Although it’s a highway, road conditions are not always conducive to fast travel so the journey can take more than seven hours.

At the presentation of the books, community leaders and students thanked Books 4 PNG Kids.

“I see this as a very helpful way to inspire and empower the younger generation,” Charles says.

“Special thanks to Books 4 PNG Kids founder Heather Doonan and your hardworking volunteer team down in Brisbane, Australia, for these valuable educational resources to improve and boost education in PNG.

“Reading, writing and comprehension skills are vital in early childhood education. Our kids, our future.”

Last year Charles delivered 30 cartons of books donated by Books 4 PNG Kids to six schools in Kerowagi District, Simbu Province.

Originally from Gumine district, Charles was named a 2021 Digicel Foundation Man of Honour for leading by example in promoting peace and improving ordinary PNG people’s living standards.

Thank you Charles and team for getting the books out there.

Volunteers are always welcome to join us on Fridays and some Wednesdays (except public holidays) at Books 4 PNG Kids factory at 39 Flanders St, Salisbury, on Brisbane's southside.

Come along any time from 8.30am-4pm on Fridays.

Just wear closed-in shoes. Lunch is provided.

For Wednesday times, ph: Heather on 0418 623 675.

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

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

62 Rushwood Drive,

Craigieburn,

Victoria 3064

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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