About Us

Book Club

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. In 2008 we began to enlist the participation of influential people to read to children to stimulate their interest in books. Participants at our Leaders Read programme have included now grammy award musician Burna Boy, Civil Rights activist Jesse Jackson, former Education Minister Oby Ezewesili and Vice President Osinbajo. In the same year we began to organize the annual Garden City Literary Festival (renamed the Port Harcourt Book Festival). Our book clubs (for primary and secondary school students as well as adults), provides a platform for interaction around books. Our book readings have helped promote books and their authors. To encourage lifelong learning, we have organized reading lessons for children in indigent communities and adult literacy classes. We have also provided scholarship for brilliant children in need of assistance. Through our book donation drives, we have been able to get books to give to those who need them and the libraries we have set up, have provided access to books for many communities. Our creative writing programmes have encouraged and rewarded literary talent. Rainbow has also published 9 books.