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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

ReadABookNigeria Initiative

    The ReadABookNigeria Initiative is dedicated to achieving the future of Nigeria we want through focused and concrete educational actions at the local and international levels. Specifically, ReadABookNigeria is working to:1. Increase by 70 the number of youths with relevant skills, especially for entrepreneurship, % by 20502. Ensure all youth achieve literacy and acquire skills needed to promote sustainable development and lifestyles3. Promote a culture of peace and non-violence, and the appreciation of cultural diversity and culture's contribution to sustainable development
    Implementation of the Project/Activity

    ReadABookNigeria: To engage the youths in actively seeking and assimilating available knowledge on Entrepreneurship through books, offer skill acquisition to pursuing such ventures and mentorship alliances with experienced resourced persons.TheBookDiscus: To hold monthly book readings, discussions and writing boot camps that foster youth literacy.ThinkSUSTAINABILITY!: To provide information on sustainable living through campaigns, walks and other outdoor activities, and equip the public with skills to think and do sustainability daily. The Reading Network: To compile and grow a community of active readers from the working class community, individuals reading at least one new book monthly and raising independent learners.


    Cordinated by a Circle of Hosts selected annually from its community of active readers to strategically map out a plan of action to further advance its goals.The Action Plan will be executed by the Founder, and implemented with assistance from Local community hosts.

    * Influence World House
    * Centre for Character and Leadership Development
    American Corner Abuja
    * TheBookDiscus
    * Books For Africa

    Goal 4

    Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

    Goal 4


    By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes


    Proportion of children and young people (a) in grades 2/3; (b) at the end of primary; and (c) at the end of lower secondary achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in (i) reading and (ii) mathematics, by sex


    Completion rate (primary education, lower secondary education, upper secondary education)


    By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education


    Proportion of children aged 24–59 months who are developmentally on track in health, learning and psychosocial well-being, by sex


    Participation rate in organized learning (one year before the official primary entry age), by sex


    By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university


    Participation rate of youth and adults in formal and non-formal education and training in the previous 12 months, by sex


    By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship


    Proportion of youth and adults with information and communications technology (ICT) skills, by type of skill


    By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations

    Parity indices (female/male, rural/urban, bottom/top wealth quintile and others such as disability status, indigenous peoples and conflict-affected, as data become available) for all education indicators on this list that can be disaggregated


    By 2030, ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy


    Proportion of population in a given age group achieving at least a fixed level of proficiency in functional (a) literacy and (b) numeracy skills, by sex


    By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development


    Extent to which (i) global citizenship education and (ii) education for sustainable development are mainstreamed in (a) national education policies; (b) curricula; (c) teacher education and (d) student assessment


    Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all


    Proportion of schools offering basic services, by type of service


    By 2020, substantially expand globally the number of scholarships available to developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States and African countries, for enrolment in higher education, including vocational training and information and communications technology, technical, engineering and scientific programmes, in developed countries and other developing countries

    Volume of official development assistance flows for scholarships by sector and type of study


    By 2030, substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training in developing countries, especially least developed countries and small island developing States


    Proportion of teachers with the minimum required qualifications, by education level

    Name Description
    Conduct six intensive entrepreneurial knowledge acquisition courses in six local government areas in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and twelve courses spanning three other states.
    Engage 1200 illiterate youths on educational book readings, writing competitions, and book discussions around the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
    Establish 180+ literacy training centres across the country
    Enlighten 60% of the Nigerian population on sustainability development and lifestyles, as well as equip them with day-to-day tools on thinking and practicing sustainability.
    Get 2,000,000 Nigerians reading at least one new book per month.
    In-kind contribution
    Books to be donated via Books for Africa, venues to host events in partnership with local libraries, welfare for outdoor campaigns.
    Staff / Technical expertise
    Volunteers in advocacy, sensitization and community leadership
    Financing (in USD)
    500 devoted to January 2017 - June 2017
    Other, please specify
    Strategic Partnerships with Youth Networks and Organisations with shared goals
    Title Progress Status Submitted
    Partnership Progress 2019-03-07 On track 07 March, 2019
    Partnership Progress 2017-01-09 On track 09 January, 2017
    ReadABookNigeria Initiative
    Action Network
    United Nations Sustainable Development Summit
    This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
    01 January 1970 (start date)
    01 January 1970 (date of completion)
    Influence World Publishing House
    Geographical coverage
    Contact Information

    Patricia (Nnenna) Uma, Founder