LRF Visits Bishop Otubelu Juniorate Enugu
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LRF Visits Bishop Otubelu Juniorate In Enugu

The Enugu School Outreach of the Literary Renaissance Foundation kicked off to a good start on Sunday, March 17, 2024, with the head of the Enugu Outreach Team, Chukwuma Olubunmi Adekunle, engaging about 500 students at the Bishop Otubelu Juniorate, Trans-Ekulu, Enugu state about the importance of cultivating a conscientious reading culture.

The school outreach which started at 1:31 pm kicked off with Chukwuma Adekunle (also a teacher in the school) who gave a brief talk on the aims and objectives of the LRF. Also, assisted by two students, Uchenna Nwachukwu and Great Obi-Ogbo. One took care of the recordings and pictures while the other took care of the projector and slide presentation.

More than 300 students of the school were in attendance. This was made possible by the fact that the school is a boarding school and all students were present.

LRF donated ten books to the school. Of these, four were given out to students who participated in the book reading and the quiz session. The remaining 6 were donated to the school library. Excerpts from Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Ayi Kwei Armah’s The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born were read to the audience. Also, the mention of the establishment of a book club in the school elicited excitement.

Challenges:

One of the challenges faced was the shortage of manpower. The other LRF representative from Nsukka could not make it to come. In the case of this outreach, another person other than a teacher from the school could have spiced things up.

Representatives of LRF can appear in branded shirts and caps as a way of publicity and raising awareness about the foundation. And again, a follow-up to an already visited school can be done as a way of reinforcing whatever progress had been made before.

Reporting:

Chukwuma Olubunmi Adekunle

LRF Volunteer.


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