It’s a challenge Buk Bilong Pikinini - a library for disadvantaged children, has undertaken since its establishment.
And with at least 18 libraries throughout the country now, BbP pushes for literacy to be everybody’s business.
Puma Energy has been on board since taking over from InterOil three years ago.
From fuelling the nation, the energy company has gone to fuelling the future by supporting BbP through fuel products worth over K100m to date.
This partnership enables BbP to distribute over half a million books to all its libraries through the country, directly impacting an estimated 4000 children of all ages.
The two announced their partnership again yesterday with the signing of the sponsorship agreement.
“BbP plays a significant role in giving children of various background an early start to getting education, building awareness and giving the opportunity to aspire to live their dreams. Puma Energy’s sponsorship will certainly provide an excellent platform for this children,” said Henry Ume – Executive Officer – Buk Bilong Pikinini.
Jim Collin – Country Director – Puma Energy, in turn said, as part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility, BbP provided a wonderful opportunity to contribute and be part of.
Collin said these new partnership arrangements will drive bigger outcomes.
Going forward, BbP will work with Puma Energy in its footprint areas, especially Roku and Kouderika:
- To establish proper facilitated libraries
- Train, educate teachers and
- Provide resources to and for teachers