Over the years, interest in books and literary endeavours have been on a steady decline among Nigerian youth. If our current reading culture index is benchmarked against the age-old sayings on the importance of reading and acquisition of knowledge such as “knowledge is power”, “readers are leaders” and “reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body”, it appears we are on a free fall to the eventual collapse of everything we hold dear as a nation.
This free fall is beyond a mere fear of the future; worse than that, it is the death of a nation and we need to salvage ours NOW! Judging by the quality of our university graduates, high school certificate holders and even children in our elementary schools, we see that in the not too distant future, books will be an anathema to our people and reading a burdening indulgence to even our educated class. In other words, as a nation, we will look at mediocrity and call it excellence.
This is the exact problem that the Literary Renaissance Foundation seeks to remedy.
What We Do
We Want to Engender a Thirst
For Knowledge and Passion for Excellence!
SOME OF OUR CAMPAIGNS
Advocacy, Programmes & Projects
We are launching a nationwide campaign against the devaluation of intelligence.
We would like to visit schools to talk on the value and importance of reading. We may start with schools where we have book clubs and gradually…
Reading and Spelling Competition
This is a specially designed competition for Elementary School students to encourage reading. Unlike contemporary spelling Bee competitions where a list of words…
The Modern Shakespeare Project
This project serves a dual-function; the first is to present the classical works of William Shakespeare in modern, easy-to-read-and-enjoy style. The second is to engage students in our tertiary institutions as the developers…
Here are some pictures of our school visits to Dowen College, Imaad School & Agbayewa College
Blog & Events
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5 Reasons To Keep A Record of What You Read
Sometimes you’re reading multiple books at once. Other times, you’re so fixated on a single book that you actually feel a deep sadness when you reach the last page. Regardless of your level of reading obsession, I believe it’s a great idea to keep a record of what you read. It might seem pointless, or even something that could distract you from fully enjoying the experience of reading for pleasure, but trust me — monitoring what you read will make you a better, more well-rounded reader over time.
Everyone listened attentively as the Author, Uzodinma Iweala read his book meticulously. This attracted a lot of intelligent questions from the audience after the reading exercise and of course, the author did justice to the numerous questions.
Active reading is involved reading. Active readers differ from passive readers in several ways. Passive readers read words, but active readers read ideas. A passive reader’s goal is to get finished. An active reader’s goal is to learn something. Passive readers expect an author to do all the work, to motivate them and keep them interested. Active readers are self-motivated, and they take responsibility for arousing and maintaining their own interest in an author’s topic.
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The Literary Renaissance Foundation is an advocacy campaign with the following strategic goals:
- To be the catalysts for the emergence of a new generation of thought-leaders and influencers in Nigeria, and Africa, who love books and learning, and who will eventually step up to leadership positions across all sectors.
- To engender a thirst for knowledge and a passion for excellence amongst Nigerians...
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