Literacy is one of the greatest gifts a person could receive – Jen Selinsky
My name is Lami Phillips; an award winning recording artiste, Actress, UN Envoy, Oxfam Ambassador and Educationist.
I would like to draw your attention to the literacy crisis affecting millions of children in Nigeria;
In a country like Nigeria where the number of families living in poverty is on the rise, it’s alarming to note that millions of children from these disadvantaged households do not have access to the reading books they need as Schools are usually expected to serve as complementary repositories of books for children to draw from, however in majority of the public primary schools in Nigeria, it’s hard to find any book library.
Combined with the challenging economy and general challenges facing public education at the Primary level, This problem has greatly contributed to the decline in reading, learning and literacy skills of millions of school children in Nigeria.
In an effort to help address this challenge, I have birthed an initiative in collaboration with AYECI Africa (a social impact organization committed to improving the literacy outcomes of disadvantaged women and children in West Africa) to champion My Gift of Literacy Campaign.
At the heart of this collaboration is a shared vision- “Until Every Child Can Read”
- I have made it my mission to help raise the much needed awareness and support that would increase the literacy skills and habits of reading among millions of primary school children in need by providing as many reading books as possible to as many public primary schools across Nigeria.
The campaign is currently supported by the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board and Pearson Nigeria
I have made it my mission to build one library/book bank per year. In the next 1year, we’d be embarking on a book donation tour to public primary schools in Lagos State to donate reading books to pupils in need and set up book banks in the communities. I would like to ask you to consider adopting at least one (1) pupil or school.
DONATION BUNDLE OPTIONS:
Gold Donor: N1, 500, 000 *Covers total cost of one (1) LIBRARY/ book bank * Exclusive naming rights and branding of book bank *Autograph all books * Logo Placement & Credit Mention as gold donor on all publicity material and school tour * Advert placement, exclusive interview, logo bottom strip scroll on campaign documentary.
Silver Donor: N800, 000 *Covers cost of 750 books *Autograph 750 books * Branding of Two (2) book bank shelves * Logo Placement on all publicity material and school tour * Logo bottom strip scroll on campaign documentary.
Bronze Donor: N450, 000 *Covers cost of 400 books *Autograph 400 books * Branding 1 book bank shelf * Logo Placement on all publicity material and school tour * Credit mention on campaign documentary
Donor: N7, 500 *Covers the cost of 10books * Autograph 10books * Credit Mention on campaign website
Kindly make donations payable to: SOUND OF EUREKA | STANBIC IBTC | 0016348432
Thank you for your consideration, we look forward to having you support this cause.
If anyone can help us give a gift of literacy; you can! – Lami Phillips
Kicking off Lami Phillips’ Book Donation Tour are her some of her friends in the entertainment/media industry – Omawumi, Kate Henshaw, Sound Sultan, Omowunmi Akinifesi, Chioma Chigul and Adebola Williams.
Meeting point: Circle mall, Jakande roundabout, outside Ice Cream Factory
Meeting Date: Wednesday, 25th of May 2016
Meeting time: 9:30am (The tour would run from 10am – 12noon)
Contact number: 07080005812