The PNG Mum’s Pre-school Project inspires self-reliance by supporting mothers to prepare their children to be school ready. Many primary school age children fail to attend school in Papua New Guinea (PNG) because they lack basic literacy and numeracy capacity and confidence. This project is a great example of local people taking charge of their destiny. Local mothers lead and coordinate the groups. Groups meet in local churches, simple bush shelters, or in their homes three days a week for two hours (some meet daily). As of June 2022, there were close to 1,000 children participating in Mum's Pre-schools across Port Moresby, Lae, and Madang.
The curriculum is designed to be simple and not too onerous, so mothers can understand and implement it. Mothers focus on teaching the basic letters, sounds, numbers, colours, and shapes through fun, games, and social interaction. Other learning mediums include monthly themes, daily calendars, classroom rules, rhyming songs/poems, and story time.
Pacific Assist is partnering with Latter-day Saint Charities to support and strengthen the network of Mum’s Pre-schools in PNG. The partnership has three main objectives:
Contribute to the PNG Mum’s Preschools - Make a Donation
Contributions assist children to be school ready
Sponsor a PNG Mum's Pre-school for as little as 25c/day.
Sponsor contributions are used to purchase learning materials and provide funds for infrastructure such as simple buildings.
To become a PNG Mum's Pre-school sponsor CLICK HERE and complete the online sponsorship form.
Pacific Assist is seeking the following types of learning materials and resources to be donated to Mum's Pre-schools in PNG. If you have any of these items, please proceed to the form below and complete the required information.
Modes of Communication
Junior time table charts
Senior time table charts
Maps of PNG
Maps of Australia
Paper (A4 & A3)
Picture flash cards (various)
One metre rulers
Big picture books
Colouring and activity
Join the dots activity
Attendance roll books
Readers (all ages)
Primary text books
Secondary text books