The Pescham Book Writing School, in Lagos, said young people would excel if they were given the right environment for them to thrive.
Speaking at the students’ graduation ceremony, the founder of the school, Mr. Michael Elderbello, said that it was established to train, prepare and educate would-be writers towards professionalism.
He said: “The Pescham Book Writing School started in 2017 but was formalized in 2019. It was a mobile school that operated on site training to impart book writing skills to d other people who are eager and passionate about being authors. The school had its first graduation in 2019 where it produced seven young new authors with their books. The pandemic lockdown prevented training activities from taking place in 2020, but the 2021 graduation event saw new authors achieve success with their books while some alumni were invested with honor from the school’s “Fellow of The Text”.
The president of the occasion, Mr. Nasiru Ado, commended the school for training the students in writing.
“Elderbello has done a lot of nothing, which means nothing is impossible where there is the will. When we give young people writing skills, we train them to add their quota to nation building” , did he declare.
A former executive chairman of the Apapa Iganmu Local Council Development Area, Dr. Samuel Adedayo, hailed the skills acquisition program, saying the training turned writers into graduates.
Adedayo was represented by the Vice President, Apapa Iganmu LCDA, Mrs. Sherifat Odunola.