The Oil Search Foundation (OSF) has accelerated its push for children’s literacy in the Tari and Kikori areas of Hela and Gulf provinces by funding a three-week induction training for seven new Literacy Librarians in Port Moresby
Three and five year olds of Kikori stand to benefit from a literacy library that will prepare them for entry into the formal education system following the signing of an agreement between Oil Search Foundation (OSF) and the United Church in Port Moresby today.
Over 400 children across Gulf and the Southern Highlands provinces will have the opportunity to explore a whole new world of reading during this year’s National Book Week thanks to a book drive organised by employees of Oil Search and the Oil Search Foundation in 2016.
A novel idea to set up a “cupboard” library in the Children’s Ward of the Hela Provincial Hospital has kicked off with the lending of books to children who are admitted there.
Getting 3-5 year olds to behave, let alone absorb basic learning in a classroom setting is by no means an easy feat for any teacher.
More children and adults in two provinces stand to benefit from a unique partnership that brings library books right down to the grassroots level to improve literacy in some of the most challenging areas in the country.
Children admitted to Hela Provincial Hospital had a pleasant distraction following a recent donation of books by Buk bilong Pikinini in partnership with the Oil Search Foundation. The hospital’s Director of Nursing Services, Freda Makanda, and the Oil Search Foundation’s Provincial Development Manager, Michael Conlon, visited the ward and distributed books to children and their parents.
The Oil Search Foundation and Buk bilong Pikinini announced the establishment of a new library and Early Childhood Development and Literacy program at Kuluanda Primary School at Kopari Catholic Mission in Tari, Hela Province. This will be the first such program for the Province with plans to expand to other areas in the near future.
The Oil Search Foundation has entered into a formal partnership with Buk bilong Pikinini to deliver Early Childhood Development and Literacy programmes in Hela and Gulf Provinces.