The Hopes and Dreams Initiative (HDI), with support from Healthcare Foundation (AHF), on Wednesday donated a library to the Aleyita community in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The Chief of Garki, Alhaji Usman Kupi, while inaugurating the project, expressed optimism that it would encourage and improve the reading culture in the community.
Kupi appealed to youths to take their education seriously and desist from taking hard drugs that could destroy their lives. The traditional leader urged well meaning Nigerians at home and in the diaspora to emulate the NGO by investing in the education of the people, especially the girl-child.
He urged parents to ensure quality education for the children to enable them maximise their potentials.
HDI’s Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Nguzo Ogbodo, in a remark, said that the project was conceived in 2010 when her six-year old daughter kept insisting on getting a quiet place to read anytime she visited Nigeria. Ogbodo said that the library was established to encourage youths to develop a reading culture.