Our COO, Charlie, explained the difference these books will make in Ghana:
“Our early years work is transforming the first experience children have of school in very poor communities. It’s out with passive teaching, boring lessons and the cane, and in with exciting and fun ways to learn that really work and will help children go further in their studies. We’re delighted to be teaming up with Book Aid International to bring these amazing books to children who might never have seen one before, and help them develop a real love of reading and learning.”
Both AfriKids and Book Aid International are supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, and the funding provided by the players is allowing us both to amplify our joint impact. Book Aid International Chief Executive Alison Tweed spoke about her excitement about providing books to Ghana for the first time in many years thanks to players’ support:
“We’re delighted to be a part of helping AfriKids and the Sabre Trust increase early literacy in Ghana. We hope that the books we provide will help these children develop a love of reading which will stay with them throughout their lives, helping them succeed in education and enjoy a lifetime of reading.”
Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have supported AfriKids and Book Aid collectively with almost £2.5 million and we'd like to say a HUGE thank you to players of PPL for all their support and for helping the books on their way to Ghana!!