Monday, November 15, 2010

Adopt a Library: One Young World Nigeria Launches First Project

In line with its focus, One Young World Nigeria is launching its first project “Adopt a Library”. The aim of this project is to facilitate refurbishment and creation of libraries in public secondary school. This is informed by the recognition of the malaise in the Nigerian education system. By liaising with the general public, volunteers and alliance partners, One Young World Nigeria seeks to organise collections of reference books, textbooks, storybooks and all forms of literary works to be donated for use in these school libraries.

One Young World Nigeria (OYWON) is a movement that was birthed from the One Young World global youth summit held in London from February 8 to 10, 2010. The summit, conceived in 2009, brought together young people from over 100 countries around the world to engage in discussions with forerunners from all walks of life, including Mr. Kofi Annan, Bob Geldof, Muhammad Yunus, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu on issues confronted by present and future generations. As an outcome, a consciousness was raised amongst delegates at the summit to play active roles in addressing pressing issues faced globally and within their respective countries.

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