Sahara Group donates books to children in IDPs

By The Citizen

Courtesy of the Sahara Foundation, children in Internally Displaced Persons camps and other high need areas will soon have books to read.

Staff volunteers of Sahara Group, a leading Energy conglomerate, are embarking on a Book Drive to amass books to be sent to the children in commemoration of this year's World Book Day,

A press statement by the company said staff volunteers will give out books and make cash donations towards the purchase of books for students of Bethseda School for the Blind in keeping with its policy of Personal Corporate Social Responsibility (PCSR).

This year, the Foundation plans to engage in sustainable projects that will improve the reading culture of children as well as improve their learning environment.

One of the projects involves the quest to donate over 50,000 books and set up 10 rural libraries in selected rural communities and public schools in Benue State.

'This initiative to make books more accessible to more children and youths will be replicated in Sahara locations globally and other areas with the support of strategic partners.

'The Sahara Group, has its sights on championing the cause for a world full of books that can be accessed by all, especially the less privileged across the globe,' the company stated.

Sahara Foundation launched the 'Read to Me' School Project in 2014, spearheaded by staff members who serve as volunteers to promote a reading culture amongst children.

In 2015, the Foundation 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.