Support children across the globe to have access to books
Donating books in Africa
We donate academic textbooks and children's storybooks to schools across countries in Africa, and are currently working in Nigeria and Sierra Leone delivering books to schools that are in areas of deeply entrenched poverty. Many of the children we help with our book distributions come from families whose incomes are earning less than $2 a day. The books we provide are usually the first ever books to be provided to that school, and we donate enough books to each school to stock their school library.
High Impact on Literacy
We have donated over 1,100,000 books to 1700 schools to date, impacting on anywhere between 1,500,000 and 5,000,000 pupils. All the books are donated to Ihezie Foundation by UK book retailers and range from children’s story books to textbooks and academic books.Read more about the way we manage our book distribution programme.
Making an impact on sustainable development goals.
We are proud to play a huge role in improving impact on sustainable development goals 1,4 and 12.
Donating story books to UK primary schools
We donate reading books to UK primary schools faced by unprecedented challenges affecting schools budgets. Around one in eight school libraries have shut in recent years. This is a huge crisis for social mobility across the UK, as children from disadvantaged backgrounds are the pupils who were making most use of borrowing from school libraries. Read more about our UK project.
We donated 20,000 books in partnership with the London Borough of Lewisham, to schools in December to help them respond to the chronic book shortages schools are facing. Read more in our blog