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Mr Ray Kyles, Deputy High Commissioner British High Commission Lagos with Tosin Jegede of and the school kids


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

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

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Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at) On Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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