A non-governmental organisation (NGO) has embarked on a book drive initiative to boost academic and reading culture in Nigeria. Founder, Selfless Service Foundation, Chelsea Jegede said the foundation is a group of young individuals whose vision was to raise new generation of leaders who have selflessness as their core value for Nigeria and Africa.
She said the vision is aimed at focussing on educational support and leadership development. Jegede hinted that since 2018, the foundation has been organising a book-drive tagged ‘Get rid of the pile and change a life’, which encouraged people to donate new or neatly packaged books to primary and secondary schools in Lagos.
The Selfless Service, according to her, was able to raise over 2,000 books for indigent schools in Lagos. According to her, the success of the first book-drive moved the selfless service to hold another Bookdrive.
“This year 2020 the Selfless Service Foundation worked with WeBuild Africa and through the support of kind individuals, they were able to raise over 2,500 books for primary and secondary schools in Lagos through a depot center where individuals came to drop off books to support this projec,” she said.
She disclosed that Aje Comprehensive school in Lagos has been the frontline of the project and was provided with a well equipped and decorated library equipped with bookshelf, books, tables and chairs. She disclosed that the school had no library before the intervention of the project.