Building an inclusive education is a necessity every society must strive to attain. This is an important step in achieving a better, functional, and conducive environment for everyone. A society where every individual is equipped for an independent survival is the strength of any nation.
An inclusive education accommodates everyone, ensuring that all learners can access similar quality education as well as get the right support to help each individual develop their talents and achieve their goals.
The AIFA Reading Society continues to promote inclusive education. On Tuesday, October 6, 2020, the AIFA Reading Society team and Ms. Adesuwa Ahabue of Stanbic IBTC visited the new Kuchingoro IDP camp Abuja to promote inclusive learning.
Highlights of the event include the donation of learning materials, textbooks for nursery, primary and secondary school, branded exercise books, mathematical sets, and other writing materials as requested by members of the New Kuchingoro camp.
During the visitation, Ms Ahabue had some fun reading a short and interesting storybook to the pupils. The pupils presented rhymes and songs to their guests. A representative of the Society, Mrs. Fakulude, further encouraged the pupils to take reading and education seriously as education is a vital tool for self-development and the key to becoming better persons in society.
Aside from other challenges faced at the IDP camp, Mr. Yathuma, who is the head teacher in the camp during the questions and answer session, stated that the major challenges faced by the camp were the lack of volunteer teachers and the absence of a Library in the camp to aid the pupils with their learning.
In compliance with the Covid-19 safety protocol, the team provided and ensured that all the pupils used the branded face masks donated by Stanbic IBTC.
Considering the important role education plays in a state, the AIFA Reading Society aims to refurbish the reading culture, impact, and equip everyone with the necessary learning tools required to drive academic desires whilst pursuing self-development in other aspects of life. The Society seeks to help achieve a society where no one is left behind in the learning sphere.
This laudable event was accomplished through the support of Stanbic IBTC, Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) Chapter of Lagos Business School, Learn Africa Plc and well-meaning individuals.
The Society, through its projects and activities, aims to identify the areas where a reading culture can support the development of education and suggest ways by which a reading culture amongst students can be strengthened in Nigeria.
In 2015, the AIFA Reading Society developed strategic schemes such as: Calculate2succeed, Young Writers Awards, Book Recycle Scheme, and iRead2Lead to reduce the gap and shortcomings that exist in the quality of education available to people at different socio-economic strata in the country. Through these projects, the Society has been able to impact over 50,000 Nigerians.
The AIFA Reading Society continues to promote quality education and to campaign for increased funding for education.