THE GIFT OF LITERACY; Until Every Child Can Read!
My name is Lami Phillips
I would like to draw your attention to the literacy crisis affecting millions of children in Nigeria;
In a country like Nigeria where the number of families living in poverty is on the rise, it’s alarming to note that millions of children from these disadvantaged households do not have access to the reading books they need as Schools are usually expected to serve as complementary repositories of books for children to draw from, however in majority of the public primary schools in Nigeria, it’s hard to find any book library.
Combined with the challenging economy and general challenges facing public education at the Primary level, This problem has greatly contributed to the decline in reading, learning and literacy skills of millions of school children in Nigeria.
In an effort to help address this challenge, I have birthed an initiative in collaboration with AYECI Africa (a social impact organization committed to improving the literacy outcomes of disadvantaged women and children in West Africa) to champion MY Gift of Literacy Campaign.
At the heart of this collaboration is a shared vision- “Until Every Child Can Read” · I have made it my mission to help raise the much needed awareness and support that would increase the literacy skills and habits of reading among millions of primary school children in need by providing as many reading books as possible to as many public primary schools across Nigeria.
The campaign is currently supported by the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board and Pearson Nigeria. · I have made it my mission to build one library/book bank per year. In the next 1year, we’d be embarking on a book donation tour to public primary schools in Lagos State to donate reading books to pupils in need and set up book banks in the communities. I would like to ask you to consider adopting at least one (1) pupil or school.
For more information please call 07080005812 or email [email protected]