PNG Book Drive Delivery!

In February 2021, we put the call out to our families to donate books for a Children’s Book Drive for Papua New Guinean Schools 📚
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) stationed in Papua New Guinea (PNG) identified a real shortage of children’s books within the communities and as a College, we felt this is a great opportunity to serve young students overseas. The Community Liaison Team Northern Command (CLTNC) partnered with us to answer the call for this valuable opportunity supporting children in our neighbouring international communities.  As Mr Williamson said, “as a College we feel this is a great opportunity to serve young students in Papua New Guinea by sharing what we have been blessed with”.

Our community, together with Bridgeman Baptist Church donated approximately 5,000 books along with several boxes of books donated by AFP NC members.  Due to extensive COVID-19 delays, RAAF base Amberley were eventually enlisted to help, enthusiastically taking up the challenge delivering the books by C-17 to Port Moresby where an official ceremony took place led by Detective Superintendent Steve Hulbert and his team alongside PNG Constable, Community Ambassador and Rugby League legend Ase BOAS.  The books were gifted to Buk Bilong Pikinini (Books for Children), an organisation founded in 2007 with a mission to help increase literacy rates in Papua New Guinea through the establishment of children’s libraries and the provision of high-quality education programs and books.

Thank you to the CLTNC for involving us in this program and to our families for so generously donating.