AFRIGROWTH FOUNDATION COMMISSIONS FOUR LIBRARIES IN LEA PRIMARY SCHOOLS ABUJA

AfriGrowth Foundation has as one of its main focus in cultivating the reading culture in children especially from ages 3-15, by opening and equipping libraries in underserved communities in Nigeria. It was remarkable when 6 new libraries was commissioned in Primary Schools in Gwagwalada Area Council recently. This was sponsored by the Australian High Commission through the Direct Aid Program (DAP).

This indeed is a great success for AfriGrowth Foundation as slowly but surely the Foundation is achieving its goal of establishing 50 libraries by 2018. The launching of these additional 6 libraries made it a total number of 41 libraries established in across Nigeria by the Foundation. Indeed AfriGrowth Foundation believes in bringing back reading culture, for a person who can read is literate. The driving force of this program is the increased demonstration of the children’s ability to read in the establishment of these libraries.

It was a highly remarkable event for the beneficiary communities as the event witnessed the presence of Consul of the Australian High Commission Mr. Brian Taylor, the Cooperation Development Officer Direct Aid Program (DAP) Mrs. Adaora Ikenza, the Director Universal Basic Education (UBEB) Dr. Adamu Jatau Noma, Chairman AfriGrowth Foundation Amb. Joe Keshi, Executive Director Mrs. Oly Sanni, HOD Primary School Services UBEB Hajiya Hawua Kulu Mohammed to mention a few, village heads of various communities, Head teachers and librarians of the six benefiting schools was also highly represented and also in attendance.

AfriGrowth Foundation is a non-profit organisation committed to enhancing growth and changing lives in West Africa sub-region through initiating and supporting empowerment programs that develop techniques for self-reliance. The Foundation has its focus in four major areas including Youth Mentoring, Orphans and Vulnerable Children Care (OVC) and Operational Capacity Building for Institutions and other individuals through AfriGrowth Learning Centre and the Library Literacy Program.

AfriGrowth Foundation achieved another milestone in this regard as they successfully implemented the next phase of the Library Literacy Program with the support of the Australian High Commission in Nigeria through their Direct Aid Program (DAP).

The commissioning was held at Estate LEA Primary School Gwagwalada and graced by dignitaries as earlier stated above. It was indeed a great honour working together with the head teachers, chairmen, assistants and teachers of LEA primary schools Passo, Estate, Anagada, Tudan- Maje, Ecwa Goodness and Toddler Heaven Gwagwalada for the success of the commissioning.

The school pupil represented their schools in different cultural dance performance and a reading platelet, there was a lot of cheer and merry from pupils in the host school which made the event lively and humorous. Also the Consul, the chairman  alongside with the Executive Director of AfriGrowth Foundation and other esteemable dignitaries all marched up to the library for the cutting of ribbon and opening up of the library.

AfriGrowth Foundation warmly acknowledges and appreciates the presence and also the support of our partners and guests knowing fully that we wouldn’t have come thus far without you. It is indeed our earnest prayers and believe that other organisations including sponsors will focus on increasing the ability of children especially in disadvantage communities.

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