“Spelling bees is one way to encourage students that reading is profitable, especially in this time where money is the only thing that drives many youths” – Esther Omotola Olateju.

Esther is a Grassroots Development Champion who loves to learn new things. She wants to be a lecturer in the near future. However, she believes that the passion for knowledge should be inculcated into children to promote learning.

Esther is a graduate of Microbiology from Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa. She is currently working as a teacher at Glorious Foundation College.

As a teacher, Esther noticed a progressive decline in reading culture in her students and decided to do something about it. To that effect, she carried out a “Spelling Bee” project at Glorious Foundation College, Alaanu, Owode Yewa, Ogun State.

In the course of the project, Esther taught the participants the benefits of having a reading culture, aroused competitive reading interests in them, organized a spelling bee competition and awarded gifts to the winners.

Esther has taken action to revive reading culture and promote literacy in her community. 

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