The British Council has partnered with the Young Readers Library to launch the 2019 edition of the 30 Books Challenge with the theme: “Space Chase”.
A statement by the British Council said this year’s edition will build on the success of the previous year.
“The 30 Books Challenge scheduled to hold from 22nd of July to 20th of August is aimed at instilling a culture of reading in children and stimulate their minds while engaging them in a fun and productive way during the forthcoming summer holidays. Adults/parents are encouraged to read along to bond with their children/wards and model the reading culture to them,” said the statement.
The event is scheduled to take place in Port Harcourt on Saturday, June 15 at Excellent Pearls School, 14 Okoh Close Eliada Layout Rumuogba, Kano on Saturday, June 22 at Asha Int’l model school 53/54 Ummaru Isyaku Kiru line, Farm Centre, Tarauni LGA, Kano. In Lagos the challenge will take place on Saturday, June 29 at British Council Office, 20 Thompson Avenue, Ikoyi, Lagos and in Abuja on Saturday, July 6 at the Centagon International School 29/31 Mississippi Street, Maitama.
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities working with over 100 countries in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. It reached over 65 million people directly and 731 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications last year. Founded in 1934, it is a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body which receives 15 per cent core funding grant from the UK government.
To register for the 30 Books challenge, visit http://bit.ly/30BooksChallenge
For adults/parents read along, visit http://bit.ly/readalong-forparents