As part of activities marking this year’s World Book Day, Sahara Group, a leading Energy conglomerate, has said it will donate 50,000 books and set up rural libraries in public schools and communities in Nigeria.
In a statement, the group, said , Sahara Foundation will also amass books that can be sent to children in Internally Displaced Persons camps as part of its programme to mark the World Book Day
”This vision has been the thrust of Sahara’s literacy and empowerment projects at its various locations as the energy giant continues to support education and capacity building activities among children and youths. Sahara dreams of a ‘Book World; one that resonates with Plato’s submission: “Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.”
Sahara Foundation launched the ‘Read to Me’ School Project in 2014 to promote a reading culture amongst children. This initiative, which is spearheaded by staff members who serve as volunteers, encourages reading for knowledge and leisure.
Sahara Foundation in 2015 also upgraded the library at the United Mission College (UMC) Primary School, Ibadan and also provided the library with books to enrich the minds of pupils. The foundation also refurbished and equipped a Guidance and Counselling Centre for Eko Akete Senior Secondary School, Lagos Island. The Centre effectively serves the academic, psycho-social, and career needs of the students.