2018 ANA Yusuf Ali Literary Awareness capacity building Workshop holds on Friday 20th of April, 2018.
ANA’s Meeting of Chapters’ Chairmen and Secretaries holds next day
The Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) will on Friday, 20th of April 2018 holds her first ever literary awareness capacity building workshop in Ilorin the capital of Kwara State.
ANA in a memo signed by its National President, Mallam Denja Abdulahi , the said workshop and other events lined up for the day are designed for 15 selected chairmen of ANA chapters and national executive council members focusing on ‘innovations in contemporary literary awareness campaigns’ which will be conducted in order to deepen the execution of the project in the coming years. The workshop which will also have as participants four journalists will be facilitated by Dr awake Okediran, Izuchukwu Okeke and Mrs Funmi Ilori.Special Guest of Honour to the workshop will be Prof AbdulRasheed NA”Allah, the VC of KWARA State University, Malete and Yusuf Ali(SAN).
It would be recalled that ANA secured the 2018 ANA/Yusuf Ali nationwide literary awareness campaign grant of N3,000,000 in early February of this year, which was donated by Yusuf Ali (SAN), an Ilorin-based legal practitioner, author and philanthropist.
Though the first phase of the grant has been deployed to facilitate a comprehensive media supplement on the projects executed over the years since 2012 to date.
The memo hinted further that since the inception of the grant in 2012, it had been variously channelled towards the promotion of literature across the state chapters of the association. Of note is the last year’s grant which was used to publish three children’s literature titles under the Nigerian Writers Series (NWS).
Mallam Denja Abdulahi further disclosed in the memo that these books have since been distributed across the chapters of the association to power ANA‘s ‘A-Book-A-Child’ nationwide project, flagged off last year at the 36th International Convention of the association in Makurdi, Benue state.
Speaking on the donor, Mallam Denja said, “Since Yusuf Ali in 2015 promised to sustain the annual grant to ANA for life, it is incumbent on ANA to continue to innovate to make the project impactful from year to year.”