By Richard Bourne, only £12.99, published by Zed Press (www.zedbooks.co.uk)
The Britain-Nigeria Educational Trust has linked up with Worldreader, a global non-profit charity that specialises in providing digital books to further education in Africa, in order to sponsor the purchase of 35 kindles preloaded with 200 e-books carefully selected to be suitable for children in Nigerian schools. BNET has donated these to Hope for the Village Child Foundation who run a clinicand several schools in the Kachia area of Kaduna State and is a charity theTrust has supported over many years.
Last year Professor Herick Othieno, a Kenyan national and Professor of Physics at the Maseno Universtiy in Kisumu, Kenya was selected to be The Britain-Nigeria Educational Trust's second visiting academic for Ibadan University under their Commonwealth Fellowship programme. During his successful three-month placement he was primarily engaged in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Solid State Physics but he also took the opportunity to undertake research in the field of Renewable Energy Development and Application.
See pictures from our event last month #BNETMynaijaschoolstories, with writer, Leye Adenle, author of the forthcoming novel ‘The Easy Motion Tourist’ and acclaimed chef and self-styled Executive Mama Put and author of ‘Efik Recipes’, Nky Iweka, and hosted by our trustee @Meiji.Dele – Dele Meiji Fatunla, and Chairman, David Brandler, who gave an overview of the work of the trust.
With much pleasure we are pleased to announce the appoinment of His Excellency, Dr Dalhatu Sarki Tafida, OFR, CFR as a Vice Patron of the Trust.