It’s no doubt that education offers great opportunity for African child.Nelson Mandela one of the greatest African legends of our time in his words said:”Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”.And that really explains it all,if Africa wants to move forward,every child should have the opportunity to be educated.
One organisation that is promoting African child’s education and increasing literacy level espeically in Nigeria through provision of books to school kids is the 1child1book.org
Recently in their message to us states their partnership and support from the british High commission in Nigeria:
“Our newest partners are the British Deputy High Commission, Lagos! This is particularly special as we reach a milestone next week, witnessing the graduation of 350 primary school children we have worked with in the last three years. We are extremely proud of their achievements so far.This week, the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos donated storybooks to 1Child1Book and hosted public school children we work with, who have little access to books.The Deputy High Commissioner, Mr Ray Kyles, expressed his interest in the work of 1Child1Book and read to the children.He also spoke about the importance of reading and literacy.He shared a story about his own sons and how he loves to encourage them to read.He said children in Nigeria need to have access to books and stressed the importance of literacy for building future skills.The children at the book presentation represented two public schools we work with – UPE Primary School, Festac, Amuwo Odofin and Hope Children’s School in Ikoyi.The Staff of the British Deputy High Commission Lagos Nigeria donated 500 books, which will be distributed to children in the 15 schools we have worked with. 1Child 1Book is an educational initiative of Tosin Jegede Foundation with a goal to provide a storybook for every child who can not afford one starting in Lagos State, Nigeria. Our key objective is to improve literacy in Nigeria.”Tosin Jegede,Programme Director at 1child1book.org