Library project at Ajuwon Secondary School, Ogun State by ACIF in partnership with Heads Up Africa
“Give a child food and you will be saving a life, but give him a book and you will be saving his future”
In Africa, especially in Nigeria, there is a popular saying that the poor will keep getting poorer and the rich richer.. This is obviously so in a country where the children of the rich go to state of the art schools with cutting edge facilities while the poor attend public schools with dilapidated classrooms and facilities.
We all know that children are the future of a nation. Sadly, in this nation of ours, it appears only the privileged children are given the opportunity at a great future while the less privileged are left with no hope for a better tomorrow.
In order to change the dynamics, and deciding to pay deliberate attention to the level of literacy in rural/public schools, Adebola Child Impact Foundation (ACIF) in partnership with Heads-Up Africa, both non-profit organizations, set out to improve literacy in rural schools by providing them with modern libraries and quality educational books.
We are a team of professional individuals in various fields who have decided to pull resources together in giving back to communities in our nation.
Our first project was providing over 220 books, shelves, chairs and tables to Ajuwon High School, Ogun State. The project was a huge success with support from the Principal who is a product of the same opportunity – one of being motivated to go to the university and get higher education because of the impact of a library
We expect this to serve as a reading and book lending facility to the students and controlled measures will be put in place to ensure sustainability and growth. From our statistics, this will enable the students have access to books which they could not afford and also improve the reading and learning culture by 70%.
For us, this is just the beginning. We urge everyone to support our vision in dealing a devastating blow to illiteracy regardless of the child of “whom you are”.
Education is a RIGHT and not a PRIVILEGE!
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