Dr Precious Sango

Director of Education

Precious is an academic and a qualified teacher. She is passionate about education and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). She is an expert on spiritual care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Mental Health, Social Inclusion, health and social care evaluations and interventions.

At Books2Africa, she is responsible for writing and submitting grant applications, planning and coordinating fundraising events and supervising fundraising campaigns. Precious also designs, manages and implements strategic projects and programmes that enhance the quality of learning and teaching for disabled and non-disabled students in Africa. Precious promotes the work of the charity at conferences and events such as Africa Writes.

Precious has a PhD and an MA in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities from the Tizard Centre at the University of Kent, and a BSc (First Class Hons) in Psychology from the School of Psychology at the University of Kent. She also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE). She has lectured at the University of Kent and at the University of Bedfordshire. Previously, she was Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow at the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing at Canterbury Christ Church University, and has also worked with national charities such as Action on Hearing Loss (RNID) and Norwood. Precious was awarded a scholarship by the University of Kent to research her PhD thesis on “Spirituality and People with Intellectual Disabilities: Comparing the Significance of Spirituality in Faith and Non-Faith Based Care Services”.

Precious was formerly a consultant at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling and is currently the Centre Director of the International School of Disability Studies (ISDS).

Precious is a food enthusiast.

University

PhD, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
SSPSSR/Tizard Centre, University of Kent, Canterbury, 2016

MA, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
SSPSSR/Tizard Centre, University of Kent, Canterbury, 2012

BSc, Psychology
School of Psychology, University of Kent, Canterbury, 2011

Other

HEA Fellow, Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE).
Unit for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching, University of Kent, Canterbury, 2014

Academic Skills

Reading
Writing
Teaching and public speaking
Research
Editing

IT Skills

Microsoft Office
Nvivo
SPSS

Other Skills

Grant/bid writing
Talking maths
British Sign Language

Language Skills

English
Igbo
Italian

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Shipping and delivering 1 million books every year
involves the following:

Volume
  • 20,000 books fit in 1 x 20ft container
  • 1,000,000 books fit in 50 x 20ft containers
  • 4 x 20ft containers shipped monthly
Costs
  • £5,000 to process, ship and clear each container of 20,000 books
  • £20,000 delivers 4 containers monthly
Fundraising Target
  • 2,000 individuals giving £10 or more monthly, or 50 corporate partners sponsoring 1 container per year. Thank you.

30%

Processing in the UK

30%

Freight from the UK

40%

Clearing and haulage in Africa

Books2Africa is a UK registered charity number 1152599