...as Kaduna school children get online library
The Hope for the Village Child Foundation (HVCF) in collaboration with the Britain-Nigeria Educational Trust (B-Net) has launched an electronic library called e-readers for pupils of primary schools in Kaduna to enhance their reading skills.
Speaking shortly after the launch of e-reader at LGEA Primary School Rimau, Kajuru Local Government Area, Head of Education Section of HVCF, Mrs. Barbara Marok, said the e-readers contain 205 electronic books for diverse classes in English, Hausa and French.
“Hope for the Village Child Foundation’s area of work is in rural communities with focus on education, health care, water development, women’s development and agriculture. Since 2006, the Britain-Nigeria Educational Trust (B-Net) has been assisting the educational efforts of HVCF by providing funds for textbooks for schools with the aim of improving children’s learning. This support has reached 201 schools and thousands of children. This year their support has taken a new turn with B-Net supporting us with e-readers which are, for the children, a fascinating way to read.
“The e-readers is an electronic library which contains 205 electronic books for diverse classes in English, Hausa and even French. Our target is to reach hundreds of children and enable them to discover the joy of reading. The main goal of introducing e-reader is to make digital books available to all. Having an e-reader is like having a library in your hands. This programme gives those using it access to an instant library that never closes. The concept is that everyone should be able to read more and better,” she said.