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Printers And Ipads Donated to Backblocks Schools

Published: Fri 7 Feb 2014 11:42 AM
Printers And Ipads Donated to Backblocks Schools
Canon and the Warehouse donate – Variety Trillian Bash delivers
Ohakune's Veggie Crew prepare to entertain the kids at Canon-Warehouse school donation visits
Variety – The Children’s Charity focuses on giving Kiwi kids a hand-up, and what better way to do that than to ensure Kiwi kids in rural areas can match education standards with their city-bred peers.
That means keeping up with the equipment race, and Canon and the Warehouse have come to the party that travels with the Variety Trillian Bash classic car rally, which raises funds and delivers grants to kids round New Zealand.
“Canon has donated over 100 of its wireless inkjet printers, and the Warehouse contributed 75 netbooks or iPads,” says Variety chief executive Lorraine Taylor.
“Some will be used in combination as part of the Variety Laptops for Learning programme in conjunction with the Warehouse, and all of them will be appreciated by the rural schools through which the Bash passes. Funds are often spread thinly at country schools, and it’s generosity like this that helps us to help the kids who need that little extra help.”
Come March 15 the hard-working volunteers on the Variety Trillian Bash will load the equipment into their Ford Transits and take them on a winding route south through Waitomo to Piopio, across to Rotorua, then down through the East Cape hinterland via Waikaremoana, round the Cape and up to Tauranga, with the quirky teams delivering the equipment to schools along the way.
For more information on route, and schools visited, keep in touch with the Bash via its web and facebook pages – info below.
ENDS

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