The Society’s primary focus has been to promote the adoption of best reading practices across Nigeria. In line with this, the Society organized a book drive campaign tagged ‘Give the Gift of Reading’ to address the lack of educational materials in Government school libraries. This drive was an initiative to resuscitate the decline and abysmal reading culture among children and youth in the country.
Through this campaign, the Society received 433 reading materials with the support of individuals who donated towards the project. The books received included; educational text books cutting across all subjects like Mathematics, English Language, Government, Economics, Basic Science, Biology, Basic Education, Health Education etc.
Representatives and volunteers of the Society visited five (5) public schools in Lagos state to give the gift of reading to students and teachers of these schools by donating the reading materials received to the schools’ libraries. The beneficiaries of this project include; Lagos Anglican Grammar School, Ojuelegba (73 Senior Secondary School books), Girls’ Junior Academy, Lagos Island (85 Junior Secondary School books), Ikoyi Nursery and Primary School, Ikoyi (110 primary school books), Federal Housing Estate Primary School, Victoria Island (90 primary school books), and Destiny Children School, Ajegunle (77 Primary School books).
Ms. Blessing Sunday, a representative of the Society advised the students on the importance of reading and how the library more than any other place, provides ideal environment and vital information resources for students to develop and sustain good study habits necessary for excellent performance in academic works.
The Principals and teachers of these schools commend the effort of the Society for its keen interest in offering learning support to government schools by providing reading and instructional materials.
This project was supported by Mrs. Oshoba, Mrs. Audrey Ajogwu, Ms. Chinyere Akachukwu, Mrs. Shamsiya Sadiq-Mohammed, Ms. Ngozi Obigwe, Ms. Oludolapo Makinde, Mrs. Gaga and individuals who prefer to remain anonymous.