One of humankind’s greatest gifts to the next generation is to provide the means whereby students can receive a good education. Helping to achieve that amazing objective are books that inspire students to learn, to gain a skill or just to enjoy. Helping to make that dream come true is the mission of Ihezie Foundation.
Ihezie Foundation is a UK registered charity working to donate books to primary schools in the UK, and to schools, universities and libraries in Africa. Our book donations focus on literacy and academic development, ranging from primary and secondary schools through to tertiary education.
Our aim is to increase literacy and numeracy and to enhance the educational experience of students. Repeated studies have shown that, in addition to improving lifelong education and learning opportunities, books provide very real support to children’s mental health and overall wellbeing. With the ever-present shadow of COVID 19, there has never been a more important time to ensure that children have continued access to books.
Ihezie Foundation has donated over 160,000 carefully selected children’s books to primary schools in London, including schools in the boroughs of Wandsworth, Isleworth, Lewisham and Lambeth, as well as to primary schools in Milton Keynes and elsewhere in Buckinghamshire.
And in Africa, in the last 3 years, Ihezie Foundation has donated over 650,000 education books and textbooks to schools and universities in Nigeria and Liberia.
The comments we have received from some of the teachers who have received these books demonstrate the huge value they place on these donations: