AfriGrowth Foundation believes that a child without good education is indeed a liability to the community (society) and that reading is the foundation of a sound education. This brought about the Foundation’s Library Literacy Program, which is designed to reawaken a slumbering reading culture in Nigeria, through the provision of library facilities and other supportive systems. Since inception in 2012, the Foundation has established 41 Libraries in primary schools located in underserved communities in FCT Abuja, Nasarawa State, Ondo State, Kwara State and Delta State; and donated over 80,000 story books to date.
The Program has impacted the lives of over 45,000 pupils; improving their reading skills. AfriGrowth Foundation periodically organizes reading competitions to assess the impact of the Library Literacy Program in the primary schools.
The Third Edition of the FCT Abuja Reading Competition, is scheduled to hold on June 10, 2021. The Competition will involve all the Local Education Authority (LEA) primary schools in Abuja, where the Foundation has established school libraries, specifically in 27 LEA primary schools.
In the first phase of the Competition scheduled to commence on Monday May 17, 2021, all the 27 LEA Primary Schools will be invited to send captured videos of their representatives reading a designated text to AfriGrowth Foundation. An independent panel of judges will assess the videos and the best five schools will be invited for the final in-person competition on June 10, 2021
All contestants in the final round will be given certificates alongside medals, branded AfriGrowth Foundation exercise books and storybooks.
In addition to these prizes, the winning school will be awarded the Trophy.
In the Second Edition of the Competiton, which held in June 2019 at the Multi Choice Hall, Education Resource Centre, Zone 7, Wuse, Victory Ojonoma Isah, representing LEA Primary School Estate in Gwagwalada Area Council, emerged the winner.