Over 100,000 educational textbooks were shipped off from Milton Keynes today set for thousands of school children in The Republic of Liberia.
Ihezie Foundation-Book Relief Africa welcomed city MPs Mark Lancaster and Iain Stewart, Deputy Mayor Cllr David Hopkins, dignitaries from Sierra Leone and Liberia as well as individuals from the Milton Keynes Business Community to see off the delivery.
The educational books range from maths and science to engineering and languages. Ihezie Foundation-Book Relief Africa has already sent over half a million textbooks this year and expects to provided almost 1 million textbooks by Christmas.
Michael Bloedorn Managing Director of the charity said: “We were delighted to welcome everyone to Ihezie Foundation-Book Relief Africa. We have only been up and running since May 2015 and to say we have already sent over 600,000 textbooks is a fantastic achievement. We have many organisations helping us but we are always looking for more support, please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you think you can help.”
Mark Lancaster, MP for Milton Keynes North said, “It was a pleasure to attend and wave off the delivery of textbooks. They are doing important work and making a real difference to peoples lives.”
MK South MP Iain Stewart added, “It is such a simple idea that makes a huge difference to the educational prospects of children in some of poorest countries in the world. I take my hat off to Ihezie Foundation-Book Relief Africa and wish them the best of luck for the future.”
Guests in attendance
Iain Stewart, MP
Mark Lancaster, MP TD
Dr Philip Smith MBE
Cllr David Hopkins, Deputy Mayor of Milton Keynes
J. Napoleon Toquie, II, Consul of The Republic of Liberia
H.E. Edward M. Turay, High Commissioner of Sierra Leone