Buk Bilong Pikinini will be launching seven of its’ books come first week of August.
These books will be launched under the “When I grow up” thirteen Book Series which will officially be launched during Book Week.
This was the announcement made by BbP Executive Officer, Leanne Resson during one of their latest book launching at the BbP Tatana Library Learning Centre last week Thursday.
As of last year, BBP have launched five books under this book series and will now launch seven more including; When I grow up I want to be an Engineer (EMPNG), Pastry Chef (Airways Hotel), Heavy Equipment Operator (Hastings Deering), Pharmacist/Nurse (CPL), Architect (Pacific Palms Property) and Banker (BSP).
According to Resson, each book is written by a certain student of BbP and published by BbP based on the profession they aspire to be.
“We would like to provide students a sense of privilege of how it is like in a work force and to inspire, motivate and educate them through this book series and the profession they feature in. That is why we created this book series because we want them to see themselves in the story they write.”
According to Resson, BbP is aimed at providing children the knowledge to become fluent readers after completing their five to six months program at BbP.
This includes learning to read and write and now with this Book Series put in place, hopes to boost their knowledge more.
“After this year’s launching, we will now be working on more books to be published for next year’s book launching.”
Under their thirteen Book Series, BbP recently launched one of their latest published book titled, ‘When I grow up, I want to be a Paramedic.’
The book was written by 5 year old Flimsep Flim, who was a student of BbP in 2020. He returned to help launch the reader together with the St John Ambulance team, the 2022 BbP student cohort and Tatana Island Community last week Thursday.
BbP currently has a total of eleven libraries in Port Moresby alone with a number of them also located nationwide, and has been successfully been in operation for fifteen years.