Education is one of the fundamental human rights and is something which every child needs in order to become a productive and functioning member of society. It was also one of the great passions of Nelson Mandela, who was known for his dedication to children’s rights.
On July 18, in celebration of Mandela Day, House of Print made a significant contribution to the education of small children in and around Johannesburg through the donation of much needed paper to schools and learning facilities. A total of 1,5 tons of A4 paper was donated to schools in the Greater Johannesburg area.
Andre Bam, Managing Director of House of Print commented, ‘Many schools are in dire need of supplies and due to the fact that so many parents cannot afford to pay school fees, these schools struggle to provide education of the highest quality. Paper is an expensive resource and, in schools where there are more important things, paper is often simply not affordable. As a printer which uses a lot of paper on a daily basis, we felt that this was the one area where we could assist.’
House of Print donated boxes of A4 paper to primary schools, nursery schools early learning facilities, including Riverlea Primary School, Farramere Primary School, Khomanani Early Learning and Krabbel & Babbel Nursery School. In all cases, the paper will contribute to improving the quality of education received by the children.
All the recipients of the paper were surprised with the donation of the paper. Andre added, ‘We specifically did not tell the schools that we would be delivering the paper to them as we wanted it to be unexpected. All the schools and facilities selected for the donation are attended by the children of staff members here at House of Print and we felt this was a good way for us to include our staff in our Mandela Day Celebrations in such a way that they felt they were making a very real contribution.