From my earliest years, my parents instilled in me a deep belief in the importance of education, a belief and commitment that has only grown stronger over many years. Never has that been more apparent than in my home country of Nigeria where young people crave for the knowledge and advantages of a good education but, for a great range of reasons, simply don’t have access to the books they so desperately need.
However, this great desire for books and the knowledge they convey is far from restricted to countries in Africa; here in the UK we have become increasingly aware of the huge need for books in schools throughout this country. And so, in response to this demand, Ihezie Foundation has also, in addition to our work in Africa, donated over one hundred thousand books to primary schools and libraries here in the UK. We have been delighted to hear of the joy with which these books have been received; to have been able to provide so many books to children in UK schools has been both a great pleasure and very real privilege. I have been delighted to see this huge expansion in our work and look forward to developing even closer partnerships with local schools.