GE Nigeria is collaborating with a non-profit organisation, United for Kids Foundation (UKF), to set up a ‘Mobile Library’ for literacy development programme which is called ‘Read To Me’.
This programme is targetted at teaching pupils to read correctly and to improve their literacy.
The Read To Me mobile library programme which had already commenced in four primary schools in Akonwonjo area of Alimosho Local Government, would cover the entire primary schools in Lagos.
According to the organisers of the programme, about 350 children are currently enrolled in this initial launch of the Mobile Library in four schools and planning to reach out to 1,800 children annually.
The Mobile Librart, according to GE, is the first of many to come, adding that it would teach pupils to read and improve their literacy.
During the Mobile Library launch at Akowonjo Primary School, the Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer of GE Africa, Patricia Obozuwa, explained that the idea for GE to sponsor the Mobile Library was borne out of the interactions and experiences GE has had from years of partnering with UKF to run the Read-To-Me program in conventional libraries set up in other government primary schools across Lagos state.