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DEVATOP joins UNESCO, others to celebrate the 2015 World Book and Copyright Day

DEVATOP, a nonprofit, youth-led organization based in Nigeria, in collaboration with The Training Centre, African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL), and Airtel joined UNESCO and the rest of the world to celebrate this year’s World Book and Copyright Day on April 23, 2015.

It is a symbolic day for books and a time to give a worldwide tribute to books, to celebrate authors, and most importantly a celebration of reading.  World Book and Copyright Day is also a period to re-discover and re-emphasize on the importance of reading, giving more platforms for young people to explore the pleasures of reading.

This year’s celebration event with the theme: Reading and Leading, which was held at The Training Centre, Reinsurance House, Central Business District Abuja on Thursday 23rd April was attended by more than 60 great readers, authors, leadership experts, entrepreneurs, illustrators, educators, and students. 

Some of the special guests- Dr. Linus Okorie, president of Guardians of the Nation International; Blessing Kimberly a radio presenter of Nigeria Info Fm; Adeshola Komolafe, the CEO Media Insight, Tobi Olaitan, the Director of Entrepreneurship Youngstars Foundation; and Martin David, the chief consultant The Training Centre expressed their joy and excitement for being part of the global event, and advised Nigerian youths to improve on their reading culture.

The World Book Day was held in an innovative and unique way includes Read and Win competition, and book fair. There was a plenary session where the participants shared thoughts with authors on how reading has contributed to their lives. The winners of the Read and Win competition were presented with gifts that include books and mobile phone.  The WORLD BOOK AND COPYRIGHT DAY event was part of DEVATOP initiatives to improve the educational standard in Africa. DEVATOP has for the past 16 months of its inception, donated books to more than 80 schools in Nigeria through one of her brands known as Project Donate2School, and impacted over 4000 young people in Nigeria.
In an interview with media houses, the Founder of DEVATOP, Mr. Joseph Osuigwe, the author of Maximizing Your Brain Power, also assured Nigerians that his organization is committed to supporting educational transformation in Africa, and will introduce a quarterly ONLINE READ AND WIN COMPETITION in Nigeria by September, 2015