Kachifo Limited donates books to KIR Foundation

Kachifo Limited, as part of our commitment to nurturing young minds, recently donated 874 copies of our Social Studies books to the Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation, an NGO founded by Bitebo Gogo, and dedicated to inspiring change through learning.  See pictures below.

Bitebo Gogo, founder of KIR Foundation, presenting Farafina's Social Studies books at a school

Bitebo Gogo, presenting Farafina's Social Studies books to the Tosin Jegede Foundation

The books donated

Even more books...

Bitebo Gogo presenting the donated books

Book ‘n’ Gauge: An Afternoon with Bobo Omotayo

Book lovers and literary enthusiasts, and everyone looking to relax and have a good time this weekend, are invited to the 8th edition of the monthly book reading, Book ‘n’ Gauge, which comes up this Saturday, 28 January 2012. This edition will feature Bobo Omotayo, writer cum blogger, reading to the audience from his book, London Life, Lagos Living. There will also be spoken word performance by Ndukwe Onuoha and music by Ese Peters.

The event will take place at Debonair Bookstore, 294 Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo, Yaba, from 2pm to 5pm. Bring five friends along and win a book. Early birds also get gifts. You don’t want to miss it!

Book ‘n’ Gauge is organized by PulpFaction Book Club, and aims at creating a platform where reading is seen as hip and cool. 

Farafina and iRead Literacy Network: Making a Difference

iRead Literacy Network is a voluntary movement with the goal of ridding our society of illiteracy by teaching people, particularly children, to read. iRead Literacy Network currently focuses on children in public schools and children’s homes that may not have or be able to afford teachers, but hopes to implement a wider range of literacy programmes in the future.

In November 2011, as an expression of our commitment to giving back and positively affecting the lives of Nigerian children, Kachifo Limited partnered with iRead Literacy Network on their second annual spelling bee competition, in which students from over 28 schools in the Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State participated.

See pictures of the event below.

The 13th Lagos Book and Art Festival

There’s good news for all book and art lovers as the Committee for Relevant Art (CORA) presents the 13th Lagos Book and Art Festival.  The theme of this year’s festival is “I Vote to Read: The Book and the Voice of the People.”

The festival will run from November 18-20 and the main venue is Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos. There will be pre-festival events from November 14, which include the Publishers’ Forum on the 17th.

Kids are not left out of the fun. Along with book readings, discussions and drama, there will be a kiddies segment that promises fun and learning. There will also be a special combined birthday party for Charly Boy, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Joke Silva and many others.

Be sure to keep your schedules open; you wouldn’t want to miss this.

Kachifo Limited Gives Back

Last month, Kachifo Limited took the opportunity to give back to society by taking part in the annual Back to School Program put together by the United for Kids Foundation (UKF).

United for Kids Foundation is an organization established exclusively for charitable and educational activities aimed principally at needy children in Nigeria. Every year, UKF plans a Back to School Program which is aimed at getting kids on a good footing at the beginning of each school year, and essentially involves volunteering time to help UKF share school bags filled with school supplies at different schools and homes.

Kachifo Limited staff joined in distributing books and bags to students of Wright Primary School, Somolu. Below are pictures from the event.

What are you doing for world literacy?

As you may know, today is World Literacy Day. Literacy is a powerful tool for personal and social liberation. People who can read and write can broaden their horizon; they can access a wealth of information; they can have a voice and tell their own stories.

At Farafina Books, we are all about telling our own stories and helping others to do the same. That’s why we are donating a total of 100 books to select government schools in Lagos in honour of World Literacy Day. More on that later.

In the meantime, we’d love to hear from you! What are you doing to support literacy? In what other ways do you think publishers and ordinary people like you can support literacy in Nigeria?