2016 was indeed a remarkable year of growth and investment for us at YiSHDA that time and space will not be enough for me to discuss all the exciting things that have happened and are still slated to happen in YiSHDA and It is with great honour as I share with you the many wonderful ways that YiSHDA is making impact on the lives of people in Nigeria and across Africa.
With the help of sponsorship and support received from International Research Exchange Board (IREX) based in USA, YiSHDA is building a network of 36 Public Libraries across the Northern Region of Nigeria (Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Sokoto, Taraba, Zamfara and FCT) with the aim to create a sustainable platform that will help develop public libraries to function effectively and thereby transforming them ‘public libraries’ into unique hub for national development through the Beyond Access Project.
Also with our recently signed Partnership Agreement with LitWorld (New York), Global G.L.O.W (California) and Nigeria Reads, YiSHDA is taking action to building the capacity of young girls across Kaduna, Jos, Nasarawa, Niger, Akwa Ibom and the FCT in a more sustainable way by increasing access to basic education through the establishment of Reading Clubs (Litclub).
Our success as an organization will not be complete without our Board of Trustees (BOT) and Advisory Board Members who have been truly phenomenal and providing all the behind the senses support and encouragement to ensure that YiSHDA achieve her aim and objective. Also, to our valued donors, partners and volunteers who make all our efforts and achievements possible; on behalf of YiSHDA Team I say a very BIG THANK YOU.
I also want to thank all of you who have answered our call to action and we look forward to working with you to improve the lives of Nigeria’s youth.