Collecting, packing and shipping books to
Papua New Guinea for children aged 0-14 years.
Students at Busamang, a 40-minute boat ride south of Lae, were so excited to receive this weekend delivery from Books 4 PNG Kids that they put on their school uniforms and went to school on a Saturday to celebrate.
As this photo sent by Veronica Toksy shows, the students who raced to Busamang Primary and Elementary School for the delivery of 20 cartons of books from Books 4 PNG Kids were amazed to hear about the journey of the books shipped from Australia to Lae and then by banana boat from Lae.
The principal Mr Yatuwi expressed his sincere thanks and said the Books 4 PNG Kids delivery was timely as the school had a newly-built library but most of the school's library books were outdated and worn out.
The village counsellor also passed on his thanks to Books 4 PNG Kids.
Busamang Primary and Elementary School has 352 primary students in grades 3-8 and 250 elementary pupils, with 14 teachers.
Its students come from seven villages and every year the school enrolls students from four feeder elementary schools: Awasa, Busamang, Gwado and Wakop.
Lae is about 300km north of Port Moresby by air, but a lot further by sea as it is on PNG's northeastern coast, with rugged ranges in between.
Busamang, in Huon Gulf District, Morobe Province, is south of Lae and is famous for its lookout point, waterfalls and beautiful beach.
Huon Gulf is on the Solomon Sea and mountain ranges rise steeply from the beach to about 600m, so delivering books there is no easy matter.
Thanks to Veronica for her great work in distributing books for Books 4 PNG Kids in Lae and surrounds, and also to all involved.
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!
Join us on Fridays, 9am-3.30pm, at
39 Flanders St, Salisbury QLD
Currently accepting book donations and we are happy to come and collect 6 boxes of books or more at any location across southeast Brisbane.
Email all requests from PNG for schools there to firstname.lastname@example.org
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