CORA Opens Library Resource Centre In Lagos To Boost Human Empowerment Via Education 

CORA Opens Library Resource Centre For Human Capital Development In Lagos

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In its quest to boost human capital development through quality education, the Committee for Relevant Art (CORA), is set to open a Library & Resource Centre, located at Lagos City’s culture space, Freedom Park, Lagos Island.

According to a statement signed by the CORA Programme Officer, Ifunanya Ottih, the event scheduled to hold on Sunday, 14 January 2024 at 4 pm, will have Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka as the special guest of honour.

 

CORA Opens Library Resource Centre For Human Capital Development In Lagos

According to the Programme Officer, the CORA Library & Resource Centre located at CORAVille — a section of the Freedom Park – will serve the interest of the general public, especially students and youths.

“The intention is to continue to encourage the citizenry to see education as the singular key to enlightenment and empowerment – all in the cause of nation-building and human capital development,” Ifunanya stated.

What to Expect from the CORA L&C

The programme officer explained that as part of its activities, the Library will hold regular literary activities, especially the flagship CORA BOOKTrek – the Literacy Campaign project – which brings authors into direct encounters with readers of their works.

The programme officer also disclosed that the centre will organise regular programmes such as workshops and seminars on writing, reading, and speechmaking among others for the overall improvement of participants’ literacy level in a society where such is highly needed to reverse the ugly trend of a poor attitude towards reading and writing.

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‘It will be a home to fellow artist organisations committed to deepening literacy in the national consciousness,’ the statement added.

The centre enjoys support from several organisations and individuals, notably Freedom Park, Chief Kayode Aderinokun Chair CORA Trustee, CORA Board members, subscribers, volunteers, and, especially the support of Hawthornden Foundation.

CORA Opens Library Resource Centre For Human Capital Development In Lagos

The event according to organisers, promises to be an eventful one as the African literary giant, Soyinka takes the opportunity once again to re-emphasise the dire need for literacy improvement through conscious efforts to revitalise reading culture, especially in the age of social media influence.

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Victor Ezeja is a passionate journalist with six years of experience writing on economy, politics and energy. He holds a Masters degree in Mass Communication.

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