Yongumugl Library Project - 2016

This project hoped to tickle the minds of school aged kids especially at an early age to develop the love of reading and eventually improve the country’s literacy levels. Also, in the long term, it aims to develop a new ‘culture of reading’ in a society that is fundamentally based on ‘story telling’.

On behalf of Morris & Christine Boude and the Knowledge Adventure Club we would like to thank everyone that made this project successful.


  • Books4PNGKids Donated 278 boxes of books, met all associated costs from collecting, binding, sorting, packaging and shipping.

  • Buk Bilong Pikinini, donated 7 boxes of books met all associated costs

  • National Library & Archives donated 3 boxes of new books worth K10,000

  • Australia Awards PNG awarded K25, 710 to meet logistic, training and launch costs.

  • Mai Community -Provided Workshop venue, accommodation for trainers & participants, vehicle, subsidised meals & cofounded the Launch event.

  • Morris & Christine Boude & Family met all logistic and admin costs in N.C.D. met all overhead costs on site.



  • 288 Boxes of library books donated to a total of 16 schools in the remote Yongomugl LLG of Simbu Province.

  • 25 librarians underwent one week of basic library training run by trainers from the Nation Library & Archives’ and received certificate of participation from the Office of National Library & archives’.

  • Working together and Relationship built between the Catholic Church Education Services, the Provincial Administration and the district administration.