International Literacy Day (ILD) is right around the corner and to celebrate, Tanar Kaduna Bookathon returns with another Walk4Literacy event.
During the walk which is scheduled to hold on the 10th of September, 2022, Tanar Kaduna Bookathon will distribute books to kids, sensitise communities on the importance of literacy, provide practical steps to take, and hold fun reading activities.
The aim of the event is to create awareness and raise funds to help publish 1,000 books that will be distributed among selected public schools across Kaduna State.
Why is Reading Important?
There’s a saying that goes, “Readers are leaders,” and another that says “Children are the leaders of tomorrow.” In order to fully prepare these youngsters for their future tasks, we as a community must empower them with the knowledge imparted by books. Millions of words fill pages that serve as the repository of human knowledge and understanding, giving our future leaders the springboard they need to face the challenges ahead.
Walk the Walk
Tanar Kaduna Bookathon has taken on the task of equipping a new generation to empower themselves through the written word. Aiding them in their mission this year are;
- Wonder Woman Nigeria – This is a non-governmental body that empowers women and advocates for gender equality, menstrual hygiene, justice for rape and molestation victims and a general approach to a holistic humane culture that transcends gender, tribe, race, sexual orientation and other divisive lines in our societies.
- Natsa Foni Foundation – A resource that provides data and documents relating to Kaduna State for your use.
- SDGs Initiative – A youth-led CSO localising the global sustainable development goals; fostering interventions for vulnerable communities through enlightenment, advocacy, research and training.
- Ayamba LitCast – Your literary destination for podcasts, events and competitions that celebrate creativity and the mind’s behind it, with a particular emphasis on African talent.
The walk will begin at Karji Junction, 10am prompt, and conclude at LEA Karji (Local Government Education Authority) Primary School. It will feature a book drive, donations and foster community engagement. To support Walk4Literacy, why don’t you join us on 10th September, and make sure you snag a cool t-shirt before they run out? They cost N5,000 with all proceeds going towards their book publishing project.
For more details, contact Tanar Kaduna Bookathon on Twitter @TBookathon or on mobile at +2347065741425 and +2348105123886.
International Literacy Day
International Literacy Day was established to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights and to advance the literacy agenda toward a more literate and sustainable society.
ILD takes place annually on 8th September. Declared by UNESCO on 26 October 1966 during the 14th session of UNESCO’s General Conference, it has been celebrated around the world ever since.