The book drive campaign is one of our strategies to raise books in order establish libraries in public primary schools, prisons and mini libraries in public secondary schools. The first book drive was done in 2014 and we were able to raise over 5000 books.
ZODML's 4000 Children's Book Drive Campaign was inspired by Araromi Baptist Primary School in Lagos Island. The school's premises housed two other educational institutions - Ereko Methodist Primary School and Ereko Computer School - and over 600 pupils, but did not have any library facilities. ZODML embarked on the Book Drive Campaign to collect new and gently used children's books suitable for primary school pupils in order to establish an Oasis Library at Araromi, as well as to bolster the understocked library of nearby Obalende Primary School.
Stanbic IBTC Bank generously partnered with us on this project by taking it on as part of its Employee Community Drive. With specially designed boxes at four corporate locations - 2 in Victoria Island (on Walter Carrington Crescent and Olakunle Bakare Close), 1 in Ilupeju, and 1 in Idejo - Stanbic contributed over 3000 books to the project, while ZODML staff and private donors both local and international brought the total number of books raised to 5231 - well over the target number.
The Araromi Oasis Library was opened on May 28, 2014 - the 10th year anniversay of the opening of our first Oasis Library at St George's Girls Primary School. The generosity of our donors enabled us to embark on Project Fireworks and we created 4 libraries before the end of 2014.
The photos below show the impact of the Book Drive.
Araromi Baptist Primary School:
Donating books to Obalende Primary School:
BOOKDRIVE CAMPAIGN 2017
This year, we need about 10, 000 books to enable us meet our target of setting up libraries in 5 public primary schools, 4 prisons and book cases in 38 classrooms in public Secondary schools. So far, we have been able to raise about 3500 books and still need about 6500 books.
To donate books, please contact us via: 01-4541941, 234-816-702-1980
You can also send a message to [email protected]