BARACK OBAMA AMERICAN CORNER

History of the Barack Obama American Corner

The Barack Obama American Corner is a library and resource centre that emerged from a partnership between the U.S. Embassy and the Ovie Brume Foundation.  Inaugurated in February 2009 by Robin Saunders – the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, the Barack Obama American Corner (BOAC) is open to all members of the community.

The Barack Obama American Corner houses U.S literature, information about society, culture, policies, politics, history and business in the United States.  Details on how to embark on studies in the U.S., visa information, videos, facts and statistics, and free internet access are provided.  Visitors receive help using the resources from the Barack Obama American Corner Co-ordinator.

SPECIAL EVENTS

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The Barack Obama American Corner (BOAC) routinely hosts workshops and special events on different subject matters. Catch the Summer Express How to Think and Act Like a Leader Celebrating World Literacy Day with Basket Mouth...

INTERNET CAFE

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As part of their sustainability, BOAC runs an internet cafe for the public to browse the internet free of charge for career building, research and educational pursuits.  Photocopying and printing services are available...

FILM SHOWS

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BOAC hosts film screenings in collaboration with the Ovie Brume Foundation Youth Centre as a reward system for students who perform consistently well in school.  In addition, various documentaries are showcased, exposing to audio-visual learning....

CONVERSATION CAFE

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BOAC routinely hosts an intimate conversation series where speakers are invited to share topics of interest and encourage dialogue between opposing views.  It is less formal than a debate or seminar. A key objective is also to expose our youth members to a wide range of interesting people...

MOBILE READING WORKSHOP

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BOAC runs a book club in collaboration with the Ovie Brume Foundation Youth Centre and public secondary schools on Lagos Island.  As part of this program, BOAC purchases books for pupils to read every month, which successfully helps build vocabulary and reading skills....

BOAC GAMES

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We have an Early Literacy Kit play station loaded with word games and interactive video games, which is used by the Kids Club.  Our reading games include Sesame Street Learn, Play and Grow, Dora’s Magic Castle, Jumpstart Pre-School and much more. ...

BOAC CONTEST SERIES

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We have three major spelling bee competitions during the school year, and host a quiz competition every quarter....

BOAC KIDS CLUB

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BOAC hosts primary school children aged 6 to 10, three days a week.  From 2 to 4pm, children come together to enhance their social skills and educational development....

BOOK CLUBS

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We run a 100 Book Challenge, where students are encouraged to read 100 books a year from a selection in the library....