In this first phase, AfriGrowth Foundation developed and distributed 1,000 copies of the storybook to 20 Local Education Authority (LEA) primary schools based in FCT Abuja.
The Storybook was formally launched and unveiled on Thursday November 17, 2022 at the Community Hall, Cyprian Ekwensi Centre for Arts and Culture, Awka Street, off Moshood Abiola Road, Area 10, Garki, Abuja
Culture encompasses the social behaviour, codes of manners, dressing, language, institutions and norms found in human societies. Knowledge on their Cultural background gives children a sense of who they are and affects the way they develop emotionally, socially, physically, and linguistically. Teaching children about diverse cultures assists them to respect and celebrate the differences in all people.
Learning about the rich Nigerian Cultural Heritage and Diversity supports our children to develop as global citizens. It equally offers new experiences for children and helps them to realize our unity as people, despite differences in how we look or dress, or what we eat or celebrate.
Stories help to develop a child’s imagination by introducing new ideas into their world. Stories play a vital role in the growth and development of children. It’s also good for children to understand that books are a useful source of information and that good reading skills are important for success in their future lives.
The Project - The Culture Storybook Series
AfriGrowth Foundation has partnered with the National Institute for Cultural Orientation on a laudable initiative, which will enhance cultural awareness in public primary schools. This Project, tagged the Cultural Storybook Series is premised primarily on the development of a series of storybooks, anchored on different cultural activities in Nigeria, captured in simplified fictional literature, so as to invoke the interest of young school children and build their knowledge on the rich Nigerian Cultural Heritage. The storybooks will be published and distributed to public primary schools.
In the first phase of this laudable Initiative, AfriGrowth Foundation has developed of the first publication of this Series, which is a Storybook with the title- Tales on the Diverse Shades of Culture
Tales on the Diverse Shades of Culture is composed of well-illustrated stories that will stimulate early reading and learning of diverse Nigerian cultures for children, using a photo-essay technique.
The knowledge in this Storybook will encourage school children to gain more insight and learn how to better understand the rich Nigerian Cultural Heritage.