In order to encourage literacy and a love for reading in primary school children, the Children’s Centre introduced a reading club with Central and Community Primary Schools in nearby Onuiyi. The 2019 Reading Club took off in February at Children’s Centre Library with reading of The Beautiful Tree and Happy the Street Child by F. M. Mlekwa.
Some later editions held on site at the schools because of transport issues. In June children looked at the causes of war and its effect on adults and children alike in Afi and the Magic Drum by Thecla Midiohouan, and explored the concept of witchcraft and recent accusations against children in Eno’s Story by Ayodele Olofintuade. Both books generated very lively discussion.