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Call to Participate!

#libraryselfie2020 is a project that is organized by Library Aid Africa in partnership with the Goethe-Institut.

The online initiative, which started in 2018, uses social media to create awareness about the importance of libraries as spaces for reading and learning. #libraryselfie2020 took place in nine African countries: Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Namibia & South Africa.

How it works:
  • Take a selfie while reading with your family or in your home library.
  • Upload it on your Twitter, Instagram or Facebook account with the hashtag #libraryselfie2020.
  • Mention/ tag Library Aid Africa and your location (city & country) to facilitate tracking.
  • The three library selfies with the highest likes in each country will be selected and awarded a prize!

The three winners of #libraryselfie2020 in Nigeria are:

Famtimazahra Yusuf Wasili from Borno, Maiduguri  
Favour A Ademola from Ipaja, Lagos State  
Saanumi Oluwseun from Ijaiye, Lagos State 
  • Famtimazahra Yusuf Wasili © Famtimazahra Yusuf Wasili
  • Favour A Ademola © Favour A Ademola
  • Saanumi Oluwseun © Saanumi Oluwseun
Due to COVID-19, the price giving ceremony had to be canceled this year. But the winners received their goody bag, which includes an eReader, at home.  

To stay tuned, please follow the social media platforms of Library Aid Africa:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/libraryaidafric
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/libraryaidafrica
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/libraryaidafrica

About Library Aid Africa:
Library Aid Africa is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to revamp libraries in Africa to increase their societal impact. The organisation harness advocacy and also support for the resuscitation of libraries in schools and communities – leveraging digital technology and citizen engagement approaches to drive projects and policy reforms for libraries, with partners and volunteer presence in over 10 African countries.