Supporting Education And Lifelong Learning (UN Sustainable Development Goal 4)…since 2005.

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About Us

The Rainbow Foundation is working for a better Africa, through education, in line with the UN Sustainable Development no 4.  The thrust of our work is done through the Rainbow Book Club (RBC) which encourages reading for personal and social development. Our work was instrumental in Port Harcourt emerging World Book Capital 2014. We managed this year long programme. Rainbow kicked off its work in 2005 with author Chimamanda Adichie at our first ‘Get Nigeria Reading again!’ campaign to create awareness of the correlation between reading and building a successful society.

Our Work

Advocacy

In 2005 we kicked off the Get Nigeria Reading again! Campaign with author Chimamanda Adichie to draw attention to the importance of reading to personal and national development. The campaign is aimed mainly at children and teenagers…

Book Clubs

Since 2006 we have set up and run 150 books clubs for primary schools. 2,250 children have participated in this programme. Since 2005 we have set up and run 50 book clubs in secondary schools. 750 students have participated in this programme

Libraries

Since 2009 we have established libraries to bring reading material closer to people particularly to indigent communities. We have set up 1 public library, 1 community library, 4 school libraries and 13 ‘seed’ libraries…

Scholarships

We have assisted brilliant children in need of help to stay in school provided access to education for outstanding students of secondary school age. Beneficiaries have been in Rivers State, Cross River State, Lagos State and Ogun State…

Trainings

Through training we are able to transfer skills. Training for trainers has helped us ensure sustainability of our projects such as book clubs. We have equipped over 500 teachers and volunteers with the knowledge to set up and run book clubs in primary and secondary schools…

Awards

Since 2005, we have encourage literary scholarship through our annual creative writing competition and since 2019 through our Rainbow Prize for Literature…

UNESCO World Book Capital
2014 Book Festival

UNESCO World Book Capital

With the support of the Presidency, the Government of Rivers State and UNESCO Nigeria, Rainbow Book Club bidded for Port Harcourt to be UNESCO World Book Capital 2014…

Africa 39

The UK-based Hay Festival partnered with the Rainbow Book Club to organize the ‘Africa 39′ as part of the Port Harcourt World Book Capital year projects. ’Africa 39’ is the selection and celebration of 39 African authors under the age of 40.

Book Festivals

In 2008 we began the annual Garden City Literary Festival, renamed the Port Harcourt Book Festival, on behalf of the government of Rivers State. This cultural combo grew from a three-day affair to a six-day one

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