2023 Session 21 Report: June Book review

  • Itsekiri NextGen Project: 2023 Session 21 Report – June Edition Book Review
  • Date: 24th June 2023
  • Topic: June Edition Book Review
  • Volunteers Present: 3
  • Total Number of Attendees: 66
  • Timings: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Venue: Former Caravan 4, Aja-Pessu (Pessu Town), Warri
  • Resource Person: Itsekiri NextGen Team


The 2023 Session 21 of the Itsekiri NextGen Project focused on the June Edition Book Review. During the previous session, a variety of books were distributed to participants, with the aim of encouraging them to read thoroughly and provide concise reviews of the books.

Session Delivery:

The session commenced with an uplifting atmosphere as the participants arrived one after another, right after the environmental sanitation exercise. Following an opening prayer, the attendees enthusiastically sang the Itsekiri anthem.

As a brief reminder, Emmanuel Egbe touched on the sensitive topic of sexual abuse, which had been discussed in the previous session.

  • Itsekiri NextGen 2023 Session 21 - June Book Review

During the previous session, books were given to the participants, with clear instructions to read, comprehend, and digest the content, enabling them to deliver swift and engaging book reviews. The participants fully embraced the task, and it was evident that they had taken the reading assignment seriously.

Each participant, starting from Team Olu Ikenwoli, took the stage to review their respective books. The presentations were executed with such enthusiasm and knowledge that it felt like a friendly competition. As one participant concluded their review, their peers were quick to engage, asking questions and seeking clarifications on the presented material. The level of engagement and understanding showcased by the participants was impressive.

The volunteers played a vital role by shedding more light on significant points. For example, when a participant described the adventure as merely travelling, the volunteers expanded on the definition, explaining that it also involves taking risks and learning new things.

While the majority of the participants participated actively, it was noted that two individuals who had borrowed books during the previous session did not attend the current one.


  • Debi Amadedon
  • Emmanuel Egbe
  • Jolomi Tedeye

Other key activities during the session:

In addition to the book reviews, the session also involved the distribution of ‘The Adventure of Princess Pauline, Prince Ademola Jnr, and their Blue Dragon’ to those who had not previously received a copy. The recipients were delighted to receive these books as gifts.

What went well:

The session proceeded smoothly without any issues, as all participants actively engaged in the book reviews and the overall activities. It was a successful and enlightening session focused on promoting reading and fostering a culture of learning among the young attendees.

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