Thank you for your interest in Ignite Readers ‘R’ Leaders Destiny Project.
This project is one of the most important ways I know to improve our educational standard and enhance learning opportunities for children in our communities.
When I was growing up in Osun state, South West of Nigeria, like every young person, I had dreams of a great future. However, those dreams could have died unrealised, but for the opportunities I had through good people who gave me the platform to fly. They introduced me to books, bought me books, made me love reading, and they made me thirst for knowledge.
Not too many of my fellows had this opportunity, and so not many of them realised their dreams. Just like these fellows, I am aware that there are children and young adults in our communities with dreams and aspirations. Some dream of becoming doctors, inventors, Lawyers, Writers, Singers etc. The truth is that many of these people are not so sure of the realisation of their dreams for lack of opportunities.
The seeds of these dreams are often found in books. That’s why the book seed you help plant in your community today can grow across the world. You will be amazed at the impact this simple gift can have on the lives of young people and the society. We have seen it work in our immediate circle, and I’m certain it can do the same in the larger society too!
We have varying book projects designed to impact young people positively, ranging from Elementary schools to tertiary institutions, as you will see on our site. Our Book Project Committee consists of a group of professionals, hand selected to lend their expert recommendations and advice, necessary when tasked with choosing the perfect set of books, with potentials to expand the world, and open up the treasures of wisdom and creativity for hundreds of thousands of young people in Nigeria.
We invite you to become a champion of the Ignite Readers ‘R’ Leaders Destiny Project. We ask for your support to enable us make these books consistently available to our young people. Help us to revive the reading culture and build generations of great leaders for this great nation, one person at a time; one school at a time; one city at a time. Give the gift that keeps giving: ‘knowledge’. sponsor a book club, sponsor a Book-to-Child Connection program, support this project, and change a life forever.
Kolawole Oyeyemi Founder, Ignite Africa Leadership Foundation