CYA Conference is proud to support literacy in Papua New Guinia through the:
Mobile Library PNG Project.
One of the libraries: Milne Bay Estate Mobile Library
Callum Skeet, with the children utilizing books. ( Note that Callum has now left and there is a new sustainabliity manager.)
Kate Skeet, visiting in Brisbane at Fastair freight company when we were unloading books.
A bit about Papue New Guinea:
Lying just south of the equator, 160km north of Australia, Papua New Guinea is part of a great arc of mountains stretching from Asia, through Indonesia and into the South Pacific. With a vibrant and colourful Papua New Guinea culture, more than 600 islands and 800 indigenous languages, Papua New Guinea is made up of 4 regions with 20 provinces. ( thank you http://www.papuanewguinea.travel/australia)
Base 1 - MBE - Milne Bay Estates Mobile Library ( Milne Bay Province) - 1929 Km's from Brisbane
Base 2 - HOPPL - Higaturu Oil Palm Plantations Ltd (Oro Province) - 2131 Km's from Brisbane
Base 3 - NBPOL - New Britain Palm Oil Limited (West New Britain)
There are a decent number of other bases, and we go right up into the highlands now too.
From these bases, the books are distributed across the provinces, and across the islands.
Places these books are reaching:
Dogura - North Coast of Milne Bay (2hr drive and 1 hour boat ride) - 1750 books for their High School and a few of the local Elementary and Primary Schools.
HOPPL - Base 2 - to help them set up their first library which has now arrived in Port and should be almost on the ground at the school…291kms away from Base 1 and a huge mountain range between them.
Misima Island (formerly called St. Aignan) (45 minute flight) first week of July delivering books to High School and Elementary/Primary Schools. The books will go by boat before Kate - its a 17 hour boat ride.
An Island in Morobe Province - Siassi Island.
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