Who we are
We are a not-for-profit charity organisation funded entirely by sponsors and donations called “I am the future of Nigeria youth initiative,” with licence number CAC/IT/83628. We are young writers and illustrators promoting child literacy by inspiring other youths to join us in writing stories that will be published into books for young children laying special emphasis on the preschoolers and out of school children.
What we do
We write, publish and stack as many books as we can on the shelves of classes, schools, hospitals and communities in low income areas because books build brilliant brains.
We prioritize to improve early reading skills among children, especially the children from the low income areas. Children’s early reading skills have a major impact on the development of their literacy skills.
Giving and engaging children with books builds up their interest in reading. At a young age children love colors and we use colorful concepts of writing and illustrating to engage and draw them into reading more. We aim to transform the lives of the children through book writing and reading which will turn them into confident, passionate and able readers.We believe that books are the building blocks to a better future of any nation.
Why Book a shelf?
Some children in low income areas have never owned a story book. It is believed to be a luxury as they are not affordable for most parents. With fundraising and sponsorships we are able to publish these stories into books.
We believe every child should get the gift of owing few books by the age of six. We came up with the idea to start writing age appropriate and moral lesson stories for these children.
Then the idea of shelving the books came into play and we aim to build small colorful book shelves in low income communities and stack it up with the books we write until we fill it up.With your help and all our sponsors, these bookshelves will be put in classrooms, schools, hospitals and all around the communities for easy access to children. Additionally, these books gives access to resources that encourage and facilitate academic excellence.We’re also developing effective new ways to distribute books in a country where currently, most children has never owned a story book. And we’re building toward promoting and empowering young authors toward publishing books as a self-sustaining enterprise.
Our mission is to promote early-childhood reading as early as age 1 groups.
How can you help?
Click on our Donate Now Button to support our wonderful work into promoting literacy for children.
Wish to Volunteer?
Whether you have a passion to volunteer or want to make a difference you can join the Book a shelf as a volunteer and participate directly in the work that we do. It’s the dedicated work of our volunteers that makes the biggest difference to the children who we work with.
Join us to write more storybooks. We need Stories, writers, illustrators, videographers, photographers and Educators.
Book a shelf is appreciative of your volunteer efforts. All ages can be of assistance in our process. In addition to donating bookshelves, you can volunteer to participate or organize a book writing workshop.
you can campaign or fundraise to help.