The 1 Book – 1 Pen campaign is aimed at addressing some of the challenges vulnerable children face while in school, particularly as it has to do with affording a book and a pen.
Over 30 million children in Nigerian schools struggle to learn. Their parents or guardians either can’t afford or are reluctant to provide them with a book and a pen, thereby making education for these kids very difficult.
The objective of the 1 Book – 1 campaign is to ensure that every child in school has at least ‘1 Book – 1 Pen’ to enhance learning.
1 GAME founder Philip Obaji said that the 1 GAME campaign intends to raise 30 million exercise books and pens through public donations for onward delivery to those in serious need.
“There’s a huge challenge some of our children in school face today. They can’t afford a book or a pen, even as cheap as it is. Many parents don’t care about the plight of their children in school. But we do and that’s why we are acting.
“A book and a pen are the most important tools children need in school. There can’t be formal education without them. As I speak, there are millions of children in school without a book and a pen.”
Public donations will be received in all Cool, Wazobia and Nigeria Info FM stations in Abuja, Kano, Lagos and Port Harcourt; 1 GAME campaign offices in Calabar and Abuja; and all 36 State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) offices in Nigeria.
Every individual who can is expected to donate at least ‘1 Book – Pen’ to support the campaign.