2024 Session 2 Report: January Book Review

  • Itsekiri NextGen Project: 2024 Session 2 Report
  • Topic: Book Review
  • Date: 27th of January 2024
  • Volunteers Present: 4
  • Total Number of Attendees: 73
  • Timings: 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • Venue: Former Caravan 4, Aja-Pessu (Pessu Town), Warri
  • Main Topic/Activity: Book Review
  • Resource Person: Itsekiri NextGen Team


Session 2 of 2024 marked the commencement of book reviews for the year, igniting a renewed enthusiasm for reading among participants. Books were distributed, and attendees eagerly delved into their reading assignments, culminating in insightful reviews and engaging discussions.

Session Delivery:

As the clock struck 11:00 am on the last Saturday of January, anticipation filled the air as participants gathered for the highly anticipated book review session. The session commenced with a solemn opening prayer followed by the stirring rendition of the Itsekiri anthem, symbolizing unity and purpose.

  • Itsekiri NextGen participants reading a book

Participants eagerly awaited the distribution of books, which were meticulously arranged on a table. Besinfe Etuwewe efficiently managed the book distribution process, meticulously recording each assignment in a register to ensure accountability.

Reading commenced, with participants diving into their respective books either individually or in teams. The atmosphere buzzed with focused engagement as attendees immersed themselves in the captivating narratives.

Upon completing their reading assignments, participants assembled to present their reviews. An array of articulate and insightful reviews ensued, showcasing the depth of understanding and appreciation for literature among the youth.

Questions were posed to participants based on the content of their respective books, eliciting thoughtful responses and stimulating dialogue. While some participants faced challenges with certain questions, the majority demonstrated a keen grasp of the material.

A remarkable highlight of the session was the exceptional performance of Tosanwumi Okandeji, who arrived late due to a mathematics competition. Undeterred, Tosanwumi promptly immersed herself in her reading assignment and delivered a stellar review, earning accolades from volunteers and peers alike for her dedication and exemplary effort.

In closing, volunteers commended participants for their active participation and encouraged them to maintain their enthusiasm for reading throughout the year. The session concluded on a high note, setting a precedent for future book reviews in the Itsekiri NextGen Project.


  • Debi Amadedon
  • Emmanuel Egbe
  • Jolomi Tedeye
  • Ani Toju

What went wrong:

No issues were encountered during the session, fostering a positive and productive atmosphere for learning and engagement.

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