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30 Under 30 Young African Leaders: Zubaida Yakubu Ibrahim

6. Zubaida Yakubu Ibrahim. 20 years old. Nigeria
Zubaida is the Founder of Sage Literacy Initiative. She is at her third year biomedical science student at Ahmadu Bello University Zari, Kaduna state, Nigeria however, she is from Katsina state.

Zubaida is an aspiring author, passionate about social services and also an advocate of quality education for all. She has set out to offer humanitarian assistance to help the government in achieving sustainable development goal 4 (Quality Education).

She previously served as team representative of BOOKNOTDRUGS INITIATIVE; an initiative primarily working to make books more accessible to youths and the society. This further deepened her passion about social services and subsequently, promoted her initiative purely for Advocacy and it’s primary focus being Foundational and Functional Literacy for both children and adults (with emphasis on the Girl Child Education).
So far, the initiative has conducted book donation drives in 3 north-western states namely Katsina, Kano and Kaduna, over which a turn out of 2000 books were gotten. The books were in turned used to carry out READING TO STAND OUT CAMPAIGN in schools; a campaign aimed at promoting reading culture in the society.


Zubaida is an ardent reader and reading has done alot for her in her life. She intends to share this magic of reading with everyone and hopefully be able to do this through her small non-profit organization.
Zubaida strongly believes in the power of literacy to change the world.

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