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MEF Book Club

Overview:

The Michael Ekwo Foundation (MEF) Book Club is an educational development leadership program. It is a response to the declining reading culture among young people in Nigeria. The program sees to train young minds towards diverse fields of leaning. MEF Book Club is a reading group, usually consisting of a number of people who read and talk about books based on a topic or an agreed-upon reading list. Members of the book clubs are expected to choose a specific book to read and discuss at the same time during regular sessions set by the Club Coordinator.

MEF is committed to the transformation of the educational prospects of young peole to become fast-paced readers who are comfortable with books. Books should not be dauting. Instead, books should be fun and exciting, leaning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage. There are more treasures in a book than in all the pirate loot on a treasure island.

Goals:

  1. To encourage reading in schools, by creating an enabling environment for literary growth among young adults.
  2. To promote love of literature in a positive, nurturing environment
  3. To bring a community together to learn about and discuss something that matters to them.
  4. To build a think tank community, where future leaders can sit and share ideas on how to build better and safer environment.
  5. To help rejuvenate reading cultures and traditions by extensive reading into African history.

Objectives:

  1. To make sure a child reads at least a new book every month
  2. To help build critical thinking and problem solving ability in every child.
  3. To help upcoming writers and speakers build speaking and writing skills.


Goodness Lawrence
Coordinator,
MEF Book Club