Behind The Book
How We Started
They were eager to learn and desired to read books that will help them acquire more skills, but they did not have the resources to buy or access books.
We gave the young people ‘Rage For Change’ by LEAP Africa, and 15-year-old Sarah started an initiative called ‘Eagle Wings Club’, focused on encouraging young girls to read. Sarah has been one of our volunteer implementing partners since 2011 and in 2021 set up the 35th Reading Corner in Alakoto Nursery and Primary School in Ajegunle, Lagos State.
This project made us realize that there was a dearth or famine of books. As a result of ‘the book famine’ according to the World Literacy Foundation; 9 out of 10 children in public/community schools in Africa cannot read.