WITH the end of the current school year, millions of children have five weeks of fun and relaxation to enjoy until they must trudge back to school in January.
But next year, some happy youngsters will be the recipients of BIC’s “buy a pen, donate a pen” programme, which equips millions of young children with the tools to fulfil their basic educational needs.
It is a reality for many parents that back to school is a difficult time as they struggle to afford stationery.
The ballpoint pen brand has heeded the call and, since 2011, has supplied 7,3 million underprivileged South African children with needed stationery.
It has been announced that the campaign will be back next year. BIC marketing manager of stationery for South, East and Central Africa, Ronette Kishun, said: “By buying any one of the 20 packs carrying the buy a pen, donate a pen sticker, South Africans are giving Mzansi children the tools they need for learning.”
The pens are distributed to disadvantaged schools across the country through the READ Foundation every year.
Each year over 500 schools in the townships and rural areas are provided with pens with the majority going to primary schools.
Don’t forget to buy a pen so you can donate a pen!