On the 6th of July 2021, RETECH Foundation (RF) launched 18 RETECH Foundation Book Clubs (RFBCs) at the Federal Government Girls College, Abuloma in collaboration with Books2Africa, GC IMC.
The 18 RFBCs are made up of 144 Senior Secondary School students with each club having a total of 8 members. The RFBC aims at encouraging critical thinking and deeper engagement with stories whilst improving the students reading and reading comprehension skills.
A total of 144 books made up of 8 copies each of 18 different book titles, written by authors such as Charles Dickens, Henry James and Sue Limb were given to the book club members.
By setting up book clubs rather than just supplying books to schools, RF can monitor and evaluate the performance of our clubs and can ensure that the books we supply are read. By awarding prizes to the student who has read the most books and to the club who has met the most, we encourage our club members to read the books we supply and to meet as a group to review the books read. We also encourage club members to rotate books between the clubs monthly to ensure the programme is sustainable.
Special thanks to Books2Africa and Gbenga Lawal for funding this Initiative. Our thanks also to Mrs Dorothy Ukachukwu, Principal FGGC Abuloma, Rosanna Oriye, National President FGGC Abuloma Old Girls Association, Dalia Adumekwe and Rosemund Ubani, for your roles in setting up the RFBCs in FGGC Abuloma.
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