British Deputy High Commission, Lagos are the newest 1Child1Book partners! This is particularly special as the project reaches a milestone next week, witnessing the graduation of 350 primary school children it has worked with in the last three years.
This week, the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos donated storybooks to 1Child1Book and hosted childrem from UPE Primary School, Festac, Amuwo Odofin and Hope Children’s School in Ikoyi.
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 Staff of the British Deputy High Commission Lagos Nigeria donated 500 books, which will be distributed to children in the 15 schools that 1Child1Book has worked with. The books donated are from Nigerian publishers, Kachifo Limited.
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.
Present at the event were: Mr Ray Kyles, Deputy High Commissioner British High Commission Lagos; Mrs Gladys Akpobure, Primary 6 teacher UPE Primary School Festac; Victoria Akpan, Volunteer; Miss Kemi Ehuriah, Trustee, Tosin Jegede Foundation; Blessing Erivona, BHC, Wale Adebajo BHC; Miss Tosin Jegede, Programme Director, Tosin Jegede Foundation.