2017 GSK Orange day
The Nigerian Education Data Survey published in 2010 stated that in every state except Lagos, over half the children aged 5 to 16 surveyed could not read a simple sentence, even when the sentence was written in a language that the child had been speaking since birth. 1
UNESCO also stated that there are about 10 million illiterate Nigerian children who remain out of school. 2
With the United Nations placing Nigeria at 149 out of 169 countries tested for adult literacy and children leaving primary school who are unable to read. 3 Results pointed to high level of illiteracy in Nigeria, no school libraries, no Access to books, scarce and expensive children’s storybooks.
To help, GSK Nigeria ran a book drive at the Orange day held on the 15th of September 2017. Staff donated new or gently used children’s books, and money towards a book for a child.
The bookie bag made stops round the GSK Nigeria head office to receive generous donations.
Watch the GSK Nigeria staff service day video.