IB Students Donate Books and Learning Materials to Oworonshoki Primary School

To promote literacy and a love for reading in young pupils, students of our IB Diploma programme donated over 700 books and other learning materials to pupils of Oworonshoki Primary School on the 12th of December.

The donation tagged “IB CAS Book Drive” was a part of their IB Creativity Activity and Service (CAS) project and was a way of giving back to the community this season. The book drive was also done in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 which is aimed at providing quality education. For our IB students, it was an opportunity to provide essential academic resources to schools within their vicinity that lacked the resources.

The book presentation was held on the school assembly and it featured an enlightenment session by our students on the importance of books and reading. Pupils of the Oworonshoki Primary School were encouraged to cultivate the habit of reading as it would make them knowledgeable.

While revealing the motive behind the donation, Monalisa Dike, one of our IB students said they noticed that some schools within their vicinity lacked some facilities and necessities, so they decided to start a book drive to promote education around them.

Jasmine Adegoke, another IB student stated that the book drive they organised aligned with our school’s mission of promoting holistic education. She also disclosed how parents and students had supported the project by donating books and the resources needed.

Mrs Olufunke Oyalabu, the headteacher of Oworonshoki Primary School, was full of gratitude to our school and IB students and promised to make judicious use of the materials. She said the items would go a long way in alleviating the suffering of the children.

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A representative of the Kosofe LGA, Mr Abayomi Elugbedu, who was present at the donation event corroborated Mrs Olufunke’s words by stating that the items donated would improve the lives of the beneficiaries. He also commended our IB students for their kind gesture.

Speaking on the CAS project, our IB CAS Coordinator, Mr Kenechukwu Agu stated that CAS is a vital aspect of the IB programme that sees to the all-round development of the students in terms of community service, creativity, etc.

To buttress what had been said on the importance of education and reading in our society, he urged other organisations interested in giving back to their community to consider sustainable projects like this for a lasting impact on the community they’re donating to.