Robert Gordon’s College in Aberdeen, Scotland Supports RETECH Foundation Book Club Initiative

On the 7th of March, Robert Gordon’s College (RGC) in Aberdeen, Scotland, a leading independent primary and secondary school at the forefront of international education, hosted a series of events and activities for World Book Day. The aim was to nurture a passion for reading and advance literacy among its students aged 3-18.

Expanding on the success of the 2023 World Book Day charity book sale, students from all corners of the College were encouraged to bring in books they no longer required ahead of the occasion. RGC Charity Leader, Runo Egborge donated 10 copies of his book for the book sale. On the day itself, pupils had the opportunity to browse and purchase books available for a nominal fee in the school hall.

The £345.10 raised by RGC at the book sale plus all unsold books worth several hundred pounds were donated to RETECH Foundation. RETECH Foundations aims to use these proceeds and books to expand our book clubs to public secondary schools in Anambra State, Nigeria. 

The event featured a captivating quiz competition for students in S1-S2 held in the Senior School Library, adding an engaging dimension to the day’s activities.

The RETECH Foundation extends its heartfelt gratitude to RGC for their generous contribution to our book club initiative. This gesture will play a vital role in transforming the lives of numerous children in Nigeria by promoting the joy of reading and instilling a dedication to lifelong learning.

We would also like to thank the English department & members of the Charities Committee in RGC, particularly Mrs Emily England, Charity Leaders – Runo Egborge and Melissa Macmillan for planning and organising the book sale event.

If you would like to support our book clubs’ initiative, get in touch today – info@retechfoundation.org. For more information on our programmes and initiatives, visit our website – www.retechfoundation.org.

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