Our most anticipated event finally held on the 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th of August 2018. Every day was packed with a new learning experience. It was time well spent as our facilitators did a fantastic job in treating each topic with precision and clarity. The first day began with an eye check by Classic Optical Visions and we also had the CEO of Classy Optical Visions, Dr Onyinye Edi give us a soul stirring talk on how reading helped her overcome depression and self esteem issues. The CEO of Purple Shelves delivered a beautiful talk on how we can overcome challenges we face when reading. Believe me, the teens had a lot of questions to ask. It further built on the truth that people are facing serious challenges in reading and need help.
The next day was a build up as Donald Tombia, a creative writer, storyteller, writer for the ongoing Africa Magic series, Ajoche, came to handle our Writing Factory session and dwelt on how we can build characters in our stories. It wasn’t all talk because there was a practical writing session where we had to pen down what we learnt during the teaching. Well, the best was given a gift. The gift was the Daily Trust Most Anticipated Book of the year 2018, Omo. We also watched a movie, ‘Homeless to Harvard’ and stirred ourselves up to defy the odds to reach our desired goals.
Well you would think that was all but no it wasn’t. We had a day for Book Shopping. We visited Book City Ventures and Bible Wonderland in Surulere where we got great books at tremendous prices. More than the shopping itself, we got to bond among ourselves and have fun. Thank you Book City Ventures for hosting us and giving us a wonderful experience.
The final day was a cap of all activities and loaded with great fun. We learnt strategic reading and the skills needed for reading. We also got to discuss the chosen book for the summer Kemi’s Journal by Abidemi Sanusi. It was enlightening to hear one another’s views. We also launched our Teens Book Club too, got our certificates, took pictures and had refreshments. In all, it was a great time. If you want to be a part of our book club please fill this form and register.
We want to thank parents, sponsors and all who made it a success. God used you in ways you can’t imagine. Thank you very much. Next year will be better! Watch Out.