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Printers, Apple iPads and Pavilion Netbooks for Rural Kids

March 17, 2014

Trillian Variety Bash Heads Bush
Canon Printers, Apple iPads and Pavilion Netbooks for Rural Kids

Day three of the Variety Trillian Bash, and 31 Canon printers and 15 laptops were donated to some of New Zealand’s smallest rural schools on day three of this classic road rally in aid of Kiwi kids in need of a hand-up.

But first, they were hosted to breakfast at Rotorua Primary School, whose kids gave the Bashers a rousing send-off.

Along the way the quirky convoy of clowns, entertainers, and ordinary folk who go the extra mile to raise funds for Kiwi kids delivered Canon-donated printers to a series of Rotorua-region schools before heading south, calling in at Kaingaroa Forest School for a magic show with Super Hubert,

Sally Rosen of The Warehouse joined the Bash at Murupara School to present it with 15 HP Pavilion Touchsmart Netbooks and five printers as part of Variety’s Laptops for Learning programme.

Variety - The Children's Charity CEO Lorraine Taylor says “For today’s students, access to technology is vital for high quality learning opportunities and future growth and development. However the reality is that many young people do not have access to IT devices in their homes.”

Selected students may be able to work from home with these devices, she says, “And Variety – The Children’s Charity and The Warehouse are working together to meet this need.”

The assembled convoy spent the rest of the day winding down the narrow gravel road to Waikaremoana, poised to visit some of New Zealand’s smallest schools the following day.

Variety - The Children's Charity levels the playing field for disadvantaged Kiwi kids; and with around 265,000 Kiwi kids growing up in poverty our work is essential.

Every year we help over 10,000 local children - we meet their unmet health and education needs providing them with brighter futures.

We fund a broad range of requirements, from providing the basics of life, to much-needed medical equipment, to life-changing mobility needs, to innovative educational initiatives.

We work alongside schools, agencies and the government, tackling child poverty so the Kiwi kids who urgently need our life-changing assistance are set up to reach their full potential in life.


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