A new month is only a short distance away and we are excited to bring to you another Meet & Greet event. October is World Dyslexia Awareness Month. To help in the efforts to spread the word on this, Ayamba has dedicated its event to exploring the intricacies of dyslexia.
Guest of the Month
Many of us take for granted our abilities to read and write. We cannot begin to imagine the challenges people living with dyslexia go through each day. This is why we will be chatting with someone who has dedicated her life to people suffering from dyslexia and making their journey easier every day. Introducing Anita Nchat Kevin.
ANITA NCHAT KEVIN
Anita has 13 years teaching experience in the early years foundation stage. She has worked with children who experience learning difficulties from her first year as a teacher. This prompted her to train with the Orton Gillingham Academy.
In 2010, Anita started research on the occurrence of dyslexia in Nigeria. The research proved that dyslexia also takes place in the country, irrespective of ethnic affiliation. In 2018, she founded the Amina Dyslexia Centre. This was in an attempt to continue helping individuals with learning differences especially dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia. Operations began in May 2019.
As a way of giving back to her community, she volunteers as a teacher trainer with the STEPP project. STEPP project is a not-for-profit organisation that trains teachers from low-income schools on 21st century classroom skills.
To reach Anita, click here. You can find the Amina Dyslexia Centre on Facebook here and Instagram here.
What is Ayamba Meet & Greet
Ayamba Meet & Greet began in February 2021 to bring together artists so we can interact with their works. This, we hope, will spark and inspire creative conversations that are necessary for the growth of arts and literature. We believe in the importance of building a literate society and the event helps us do so alongside our community.
Meeting on the first Saturday of every month, we invite one or two guests from a pool of upcoming and established creatives from around the region with a lot of insight to share.
We also have open mic performances from attendees and play fun games like charades while our friends at VersusNG host Just Dance sessions on the Nintendo Switch.
If all that sounds like your cup of tea, or coffee, then come on down on the first Saturday of every month to the Creativity Court at #21 Malam Isa Hassan Road, Unguwan Dosa, Kaduna. The event begins at 3:00pm on the dot, so if you’re scared of missing anything, don’t be late.
See you soon!