Orbus joins to mark 2015 International Literacy Day at Obadelani Gbogboade Memorial College.

It is often said that Illiteracy is a disease. Perhaps, this formed the basis for setting aside the 8th of September every year as the International Literacy Day. This day is a day set aside by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) to raise global awareness and concern for literacy problems within communities.
We at ORBUS believe that Literacy is a tool for personal empowerment and a means for social and human development.  Because the opportunity for the development of any person or society depends on the literacy level and exposure of the people. Literacy is the heart of basic education for all and is essential for eradicating poverty and ensuring sustainable development.
According to research carried out in 2008 by UNESCO, about 800 million adults 64 percent of whom are women, still lack basic reading and writing skills. ORBUS Global Solutions made use of this great day to create an educational awareness tagged; LEAD (Leadership, Education, Aspiration Development). We held the program at Obadelani Gbogboade Memorial College to join the rest of the world to mark the 2015 edition of the International Literacy Day whose theme was: Literacy and Sustainable Development.
We donated educational materials such as textbooks, novels, and notebooks to over 200 students in order to encourage reading and writing culture. On this day, there was also an interactive session with the students in which we gave prizes to some students at the school. Regarding the effect of the aforementioned program; the school authorities included reading hours in their curriculum activities.

Cross section of Students focusing during the program.

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