Since her crowning recently at the Miss Bird of Paradise Pageant, the newly crowned Miss Bird of Paradise PNG spent her first official visit attending a graduation ceremony for the Buk Bilong Pikini Library in Tatana, Central Province on the 7th of December, 2023.
The City Pharmacy Limited Foundation was honored to have Tyla Singirok, Miss Bird of Paradise PNG and current Miss City Pharmacy, join them in celebrating the 9th graduation ceremony of the CPL-sponsored Buk Bilong Pikinini Library along with accompanying members of the MBOP Committee, including Chairperson Anna Bais, Treasurer Michelle Hauofa, and Deputy Chair Ruby Kerepa and representatives from City Pharmacy Limited.
Miss Singirok addressed the graduating class of 2023 during her visit, emphasizing the profound impact of early education on young minds and highlighted the significance of initiatives like the Buk Bilong Pikinini library in addressing literacy challenges in the country.
Singirok further stressed the importance of enhancing the design of educational facilities to improve accessibility for children with disabilities, drawing from her personal experiences.
“I have a younger brother who is hearing impaired. He has not had the opportunity to experience a graduation ceremony due to his disability.”
“However, his situation should not prevent us from creating similar opportunities for others like him.”
“Improving the design of our educational facilities is a step in the right direction to increase accessibility, fostering inclusivity and acceptance for children with disabilities.”
Christopher Lam, CPL Group Manager of Marketing and Communications, expressed gratitude to BbP and the Tatana Community for extending the invitation to attend their 9th graduation.
“CPL is pleased with the impactful work of BbP in communities across PNG. We are particularly proud of this learning centre.”
“We’re happy to continue supporting Buk Bilong Pikinini through the CPL Foundation and the work it does.”
A representative from the Tatana Village also conveyed appreciation to the BbP learning centre and its sponsors for their continuous support in enhancing children’s learning.
Meanwhile Miss Bird of Paradise and members of the MBOP Committee had the privilege of presenting certificates and awards to the 38 students from the Tatana Buk Bilong Pikinini Learning Centre who graduated and had a tour of the Learning center following the conclusion of the ceremony.
City Pharmacy Limited donated prizes for the most outstanding students with gift packs along with biscuits, juice, and Stop & Shop branded balls that were distributed as prizes.