4th Edition of the Library Literacy Program Reading Competition Press Release
AfriGrowth Foundation at the front line of improving Child Literacy in Africa instituted a program called “Library Literacy Program Reading Competition” which was designed to enhance reading culture in the lives of children living in underserved communities.
The 4th edition of the reading competition organized for seven primary schools in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) was held on Monday, July 17, 2017 at the Hall of Excellence, AMAC Local Education Authority, Zone 2, Wuse, Abuja. The participating schools were LEA Primary School Alungu Lungu, LEA Primary School Chika, LEA Primary School FHA Lugbe, LEA Primary School Gosa Sarki, LEA Primary School Paipe, LEA Primary School Piwoyi and LEA Primary School Piwoyi.
The panel of six judges was composed of distinguished professionals from the Austrialian High Commission, Universal Basic Education Board FCT, AMAC Local Education Authority and AfriGrowth Foundation. The reading competition, which was instituted to check the improvement of the reading and comprehension skills of the children ended with a great applause from the audience as the participating pupils performed brilliantly.
The event was keenly contested as the participating pupils representing their respective schools exuberated excellent reading skills. At the end of the day, Zion Olanrewaju, representing LEA primary school Gosa Sarki emerged the winner of the 4th Edition of the AfriGrowth Foundation Reading Competition. The presentation of gift which was done by the founder of AfriGrowth Foundation, Mrs. Dayo Keshi and Mrs. Adora Ikenze (Direct Aid Program, Australian High Commission). All participants were given certificates of participation alongside school bags and storybooks. The winning school was given a trophy, an award of excellence plaque and the winner Zion Olanrewaju, also given certificate of participation, school bag and storybook. As he collected his prices he was flanked by his teacher, Mr. Elisha Solon and Head Teacher, Mrs. Gwana Markis Bessan.
The successful completion of the event and outcome of the evaluation conducted afterwards clearly shows that the competition is whole-heartedly accepted by the schools and key stakeholders. It was also observed that reading skills of pupils has remarkably improved.