In education, technology can be a life-changer, a game changer, for kids who are both in school and out of school. Technology can bring textbooks to life. The Internet can connect students to their peers in other parts of the world. It can bridge the quality gaps.
On 24th November, 2015 Zaccheus Onumba Dibiaezue Memorial Libraries (ZODML) in partnership with the Lagos State Library Board (LSLB) successful launched a Free Internet Access Centre at Henry Carr Public Library in Agege, Lagos.
The project is part of ZODML’s effort to provide free internet access and digital resources to public libraries in Lagos state.
Henry Carr Public Library is the first beneficiary of this initiative; equipped with four laptop computers all connected to the internet.
With this, we hope to emphasize the endless possibilities of IT for self-education and the need to make it easily accessible to the public.
We also provided two shelves and about one thousand books for adults and children to support literacy development in Lagos State.
ZODML, a Non Profit Organization was founded in 1999 with a vision of a Nigeria in which everyone has the ability to educate themselves, and aims to achieve this by providing free channels through which Nigerians can access information and learning tools to acquire knowledge.
Today, we witness another project by the organization, to encourage Nigerians to educate themselves through the internet. ZODML will continue to do this until free internet access is placed in every Lagos State public library.
We hope that our pilot project in Henry Carr Public Library will be a success as this will further strengthen our determination to take this to other Lagos State Public Libraries.