Reading culture is receiving the biggest boost ever in the history of Rivers State as Rainbow Foundation; organizers of the Port Harcourt World Book Capital 2014 commences Reading Tree and Book Clubs in the partner schools across Port Harcourt City. This development is hinged on the promises made in the bid that saw Port Harcourt emerge as the triumphant city amongst so many contenders. As was expected by teachers and students of the schools involved, the project earnestly kicked-off on Monday 5th of April 2014.
It will be recalled that prior to the opening ceremonies of the Port Harcourt World Book Capital 2014, 300 teachers were thoroughly exposed to the techniques and intricacies of ensuring effective reading and learning styles amongst youths in a seminar aimed at equipping them as facilitators in the established Book Clubs and Reading Trees.
In a statement, the Founder of Rainbow Foundation Mrs. Koko Kalango avers the commitment of her team to achieve a reading nation beginning from the youths stressing that, a reading generation transforms a nation thus; “we will not rest on our oars to making all our focal points a possibility in this project”.
While the Rainbow Foundation and the Rivers state Government do their best to instill reading culture; those schools not yet co-opted into the Book clubs and Reading Tree programmes are urged to emulate the good book rave in town as well as individuals who could begin personal reading at home.