I’m a graduate of English Language and Literary Studies, a bibliophile, a chef, a fashion designer, a beautician, a singer, a farmer and a nature lover .
Since I joined Near Protocol, I’ve been astounded by how few people in my region know about Near, the works it’s been doing and about Web 3 in general. Although I have onboarded all my friends to Near, I know it’s not nearly enough and there’s 1 billion more people to go.
To contribute my quota to the vision of NEAR to onboard 1 billion web 3 users, I have come up with an initiative that targets Ungerdraguates mostly. I call it the Near Book Club. Starting from Tertiary institutions near me, I plan to revive the culture of reading and encourage Web 3 research and engagement by starting a Blockchain-themed Book Club.
Create an at least 50-member strong Book club on every tertiary institution campus in Nigeria.
Ignite a passion for reading in youths.
Serve as a platform where NEAR can directly interact with students all over the country.
Identify and engage young talents that will build on the Near Protocol.
Expose young talents to the educational opportunities in NEAR protocol e.g. Near University, LearnNear, etc.
Explore mass onboarding opportunities and events.
*Create a NEAR platform that students can relate with.
This initiative will be executed in 3 phases where we will first need to ease into these institutions by hosting a publicity rally to create an awareness for the Book Club; second, inaugural Book Club meeting and onboarding event; and finally, regular monthly physical or virtual meetings and other activities.
More details on these phases are provided below:
First, we will traverse the length and breadth of the campus, handing out fliers, talking to people and inviting them to the Near Book Club’s first meeting and onboarding event. Pamphlets, fliers etc. will be distributed, gearing the students towards attending the event.
THE INAUGURAL MEETING AND ONBOARDING EVENT.
This event will be the official launch of the NEAR Book Club. It will be massive. The target is to have no less than 500 people in attendance. Activities lined up for the event include:
A workshop/talk/AMA introducing Near Protocol to the students, including a showcase of some functionalities on the Near Blockchain and answering questions.
A “How To Open And Fund A NEAR Wallet” demonstration/session.
Quizzes to be rewarded with Near tokens, Near souvenirs and NEAR Book Club souvenirs, etc.
Comedic and Music acts
Registration of Blockchain Book Club Members.
CONSOLIDATE THE CLUB
After Club Members have been registered and established, regular monthly meetings will commence. Social media platforms will be created to foster continued engagement. Activities for the club will include:
Monthly “Book Talk” Meetings
The “Book Talk” (tentative name) Meetings will feature discussions on book(s) previously agreed upon by club members. Special Book Talk Meetings will be covered documentary-style and streamed on YouTube and the Nearhub.
Building a physical and virtual collection of books (Library).
*Bimonthly “Spread The Book Near Rally”
Members of The NEAR Book Club will take to the streets talking to people about the benefits of reading, asking them what books they last read, giving out books to a lucky few and inviting them to the Near Book Club.
Publicity (banners and fliers) $150
Logistics (transportation, PA System) $220
Airdrops to facilitate opening of wallets $30
Prize for Quiz winners $50
Near Book Club Souvenirs & Merch $100
Refreshments for attendees $100
Renumeration for my work $200
Wallet Id: fabdab.near
I look forward to doing this already. It’s going to be massive.
Near to the moon