Reading Advocacy Partners

This is a volunteering opportunity for adults age 18- 100 to support an under-served child reading below grade level. There are two ways RAPs can be involved:

PATH 1: READING VOLUNTEER FOR THE 30 BOOKS CHALLENGE

PATH 2: RAPS IN SCHOOLS

 

Do you want to make an impact in your community?

Are you the change your country needs?

Are you the leader the world is waiting for?

You can start by making an impact on a child!

 

RAPS FOR THE 30 BOOKS CHALLENGE

Every summer, Reading Advocacy Partners (RAP) will help make the 30 Books Challenge across Nigeria a success. This is a program that promotes volunteerism, where individuals impact their community by helping a child develop a positive attitude towards reading. RAPs will be gaining skills and experience, as well as transferring skills and knowledge to children.

 

The 30 Books Challenge engages children in reading 30 Books in 30 Days during the long holiday. It will hold in eight locations and  RAPs will help children across these locations (Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Portharcourt, Enugu, Ibadan, Warri and Kaduna) within our partner libraries and reading spaces.

 

What do RAPs do?

  1. Help during the launch and award ceremonies of the 30 Books Challenge
  2. Help children get appropriate books from the shelves in the participating libraries
  3. Read to or with children within our participating libraries
  4. Talk with children about books read
  5. Assist children with filling their Reading and Creative Writing Journal.
  6. Plan or support summer activities or events that promote reading
  7. Assist state partners in assessing journals and conducting post-vocabulary assessment
  8. Submit report to state partners and the Young Readers Library

BENEFITS FOR RAPs

  1. a community,  structured volunteering offer with   skills-related outcomes
  2. valuable work experience to increase employability
  3. increased confidence, social skills, emphaty and literacy skills
  4. the chance to make a positive contribution to your   community
  5. An opportunity to be part of a national program that   inspires others to read
  6. An opportunity to increase your network

 

 

RAPS FOR THE 30 BOOKS CHALLENGE

This is a program aimed at helping children from public schools with poor reading and academic ability to develop the love for reading and improve in their academic and social ability to reach their full potential and compete globally.

 

How does this program work?

A low performing student from one of our adopted school is matched to a Reading Advocacy Partner (RAP) who supports the child in developing the love for reading and building reading and literacy skills, and confidence to reach their full potential. The RAP must be willing to mentor the  student for a minimum of one academic session.

 

What do RAPs do?

  1. Serve as a friend and mentor to the student
  2. Help children get appropriate books from the shelves in the participating school/ libraries
  3. Read to or with children within our participating school/ libraries
  4. Talk with children about books read
  5. Assist children with filling their Reading and Creative Writing Journal.
  6. Talk about the child’s interest and other issues that might be affecting the child.

 

 

BENEFITS FOR RAPs

  1. a community,  structured volunteering offer with   skills-related outcomes
  2. valuable work experience to increase employability
  3. increased confidence, social skills, emphaty and literacy skills
  4. the chance to make a positive contribution to your   community
  5. An opportunity to be part of a national program that   inspires others to read

 

To become a RAP, register by clicking on the link below.

RAPS REGISTRATION FORM