project read literacy program

Execution Date: October 2017

Project Read was a literacy development project in Nigeria aimed at donating books to public secondary schools and sensitizing the students on the importance and benefits of reading. The execution of Project Read was necessary because statistics showed that 87% of students in Africa do not reach the minimum proficiency level in reading. This situation means that more than one in four young children in Africa cannot read or write proficiently (GEM Report, UNESCO, 2017). Hence, Project Read was executed in order contribute towards shrinking this gap. The project utilized ad hoc volunteers for the entire execution of the project.


Project Achievements

  • The project donated atotal of 57 books (19 books per school) to three public secondary school libraries within Akinyele Local Government Area namely – Orogun Grammar School, Army Day Secondary School and Community Grammar School Sasa.
  • Studentsin all three schools were sensitized on the importance and benefits of reading and literacy in general. The teachers were also admonished to encourage the students to read other books outside their conventional academic books.
  • Essential school supplies were given to the students, this included free exercise booksand writing materials were given to students

Project Outcomes and Impact

  • The libraries of the three public schools namely; Community Grammar School, Sasa, Orogun Grammar School and Army Day Secondary School visited got a new and updated stock of books added to their books collection.
  • Teachers understood that they had a huge role to play in the improvement of the reading proficiency of their students and that they were directly responsible for improving the literacy of their
  • Teachers appreciated ProjectRead efforts as they were pleased that jamb approved books were also donated. They noted that they would utilize these books to prepare their students for the Jamb exams properly.
  • The students were given an opportunity to express their opinions about reading and to mention books they have read. Most of the students were excited about the whole program and they spoke freely about their reading habits.


For more details on the activities of the 2017 edition of Project Read, click on the link below to access the photo story created to properly capture the project activities: 


Facts for Acts Advocacy Project 

The Facts for Acts Advocacy Project was a one-month online advocacy campaign aimed at calling all peoples of the world to see beyond the numbers presented on underdevelopment to the people these numbers actually represent. People in dire need of education, healthcare etc. The project utilized various hashtags such as #everyfactshouldspuranact #factsforacts. Some facts presented for acts during the project includes, the rate of out-of-school children in Nigeria, the rate of girl children out-of-school, the education rate of girls in Northern Nigeria amongst other facts presented.   

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