OPENING CEREMONY OF OMAFURU KIDS BOOK CLUB HELD AT DSC MODEL PRIMARY SCHOOL I AUDITORIUM, ORHUWHORUN, WARRI ON FRIDAY 22ND JANUARY, 2016
On Friday 22nd January, 2016, Omafuru Foundation marked an important milestone in her history as she took a bold step to add another dimension to children’s education in DSC community, Warri, Delta State.
The foundation had the opening ceremony for her kids book club with the pioneer members – Primary Six students of DSC Model Primary School I and Primary Four students of DSC Model Primary School III – as well as their parents and teachers in attendance.
Welcome Address by the Director of Operations
In the course of the ceremony, the Director of Operations, Michael Akusu Jr., thanked the management of both schools as well as parents of the pioneer members for embracing the idea and allowing their wards to join the club.
He noted that by establishing the book club, Omafuru Foundation hopes to engage the pupils and students in an exciting reading adventure, through reading of different books, comprehension and spelling challenges.
The Director of Operations called on parents to challenge the book club pioneer members to take the program very seriously and take very good care of the books and other materials that will be provided to them during the course of the book club noting that they will be shared by others. This view was re-echoed by the MC, Mr. Sam Agogo who advised the students to embrace the act of reading.
Address by Guest Speaker
Guest Speaker, Mrs. Mary-Angela Momoh
The Guest Speaker at the ceremony, Mrs. Mary-Angela Momoh, Founder and Chairperson of the Society for Abused Minors and HIV/AIDS Victims (SAMAV), addressed the pioneer members on the book club and enlightened them on the importance of reading and good citizenship.
Mrs. Momoh advised the students to embrace and good reading culture and take advantage of the unique opportunity that has been presented to them by Omafuru Foundation. She also called on the students to avoid books that will be of no benefit to them academically or morally.
Introduction and distribution of the book of the week
Engr. Ajuyah presenting the book for the week
The book(s) of the week – ‘Jacky the Hardworking Spider and other stories’ for Primary Four, and ‘Harvest of Corruption’ for Primary Six – were introduced by a friend of the foundation, Engr. Omajuwa Ajuyah who encouraged the students to cultivate the habit of reading.
The Ground Rules for the Book Club were later set out before the pioneer members by the Director of Operations. Among others, he called on the students to be punctual at all book club sessions which he noted will hold immediately after school every Friday.
Thereafter, the books were distributed to students.
Director of Operations setting the ground club rules
Parents and teachers present at the ceremony lauded the efforts put in by Omafuru Foundation and encouraged them to continue the good work.
Please visit our official website ‘www.omafurufoundation.org’ to view more pictures and information from this ceremony.