Anambra State Library Board has kicked off Summer Readership Promotion and Skill Acquisition for holiday makers.
The event, which took place in Awka, attracted pupils and students from different schools, who indicated interest in acquiring skills that will sustain them after school.
Correspondent, Chidinma Ikeanyionwu reports that the vacation programme, aimed at equipping the participants with necessary skills, will last throughout the month of holiday with pupils and students going through the tutelage of about ten different technological and vocational skills.
In her speech, the Director, Anambra State Library Board, Dr. Nkechi Udenze noted that the programme, which is free of cost, is targeted at ensuring that participants are nurtured on how to become good readers.
The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Obiano on Education, Dr. Ifeanyi Paul, while applauding the thoughtfulness of the board in organizing the programme, urged the pupils and students to always make themselves available and be ready to learn.
One of the kids, Miss Faith Okeke expressed joy for being part of the programme and called on other kids to maximize the opportunity.
Others who spoke at the event were Mrs. Ebere Chinonso, and Mrs. Chika Ani, who took them on soap making.