2023 Session 17 Report – May Book Review

  • Itsekiri NextGen Project: 2023 Session 17 Report – May Book Review
  • Date: 20th Saturday 2023
  • Topic: May Edition Book Review
  • Venue: Former Caravan 4, Aja-Pessu (Pessu Town), Warri
  • Volunteers Present: 3
  • Total Number of Attendees: 40
  • Timings: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm


The 17th session of the Itsekiri NextGen Project in May 2023 focused on the monthly book review event. Despite facing challenges with heavy rainfall, the session proceeded with enthusiasm and success. The primary objective was to distribute books to all attendees for reading and later conduct book reviews.

Session Highlights:

  1. Kick-off: The session began with a prayer followed by the singing of the Itsekiri anthem to set the right tone for the event.
  2. Recap and Videos: The coordinator provided a recap of the previous session on drug abuse. Unfortunately, due to technical issues in the earlier session, the drug abuse videos were shown during this session. The videos were paused at intervals, and the participants actively engaged with the content, answering questions prepared by Debi Amadedon.
  3. Book Reading: After the video session, the participants were asked to read the distributed books for about an hour. The coordinator and Debi Amadedon distributed the books to the attendees.
  4. Confident Reviews: Several participants who were previously shy came forward with newfound self-confidence to review their books. Even the boy who used to cry during presentations showed remarkable improvement.

Book Reviews:

  1. “My Daughter, My Wealth” by C.N. Nnoka: The book narrates the story of a woman who faced mistreatment after giving birth to a baby girl instead of the expected boy. The husband brought in another woman, and both wives maltreated the woman and her daughter. Despite the challenges, the baby girl grew up to achieve great success and lifted her mother out of poverty. The book emphasized positive spirits, hard work, and the realization of one’s potential, leaving a strong and inspiring message for the participants.
  2. “Survival Series for Kids (What to Do When Your Mum and Dad Say Get the Phone, Ring Ring)” by Joy Wilt Berry: This book educates children on conserving resources like water and energy in and around the Earth. It advises turning off lights when not needed, especially incandescent bulbs, to save energy. The book also emphasizes the importance of not wasting water, and promptly reporting faulty taps and pipes to parents for repairs or replacements.


The session was successfully conducted with the active involvement of the following volunteers:

  1. Debi Amadedon
  2. Emmanuel Egbe
  3. Eworitsemogha Wyse


The main challenge faced during this session was the heavy rainfall, which led to a lower turnout of participants and volunteers.


Despite the adverse weather conditions, the Itsekiri NextGen Project’s May edition of the book review was a success. Participants engaged actively in reading and reviewing the books, and the valuable lessons from the book reviews left a positive impact on young minds.

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