Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Printers And Ipads Donated to Backblocks Schools

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

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

TV3 Video: NZ Praised For Sportsmanship After Cricket World Cup Final Loss

New Zealand may have been outplayed in the Cricket World Cup final by Australia, but received praise worldwide for their graciousness in defeat. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

Werewolf: Finding Love In Hell

Will it really be 25 years in May since David Lynch’s Wild at Heart won big at Cannes, nabbing no less than the Palme d’Or? Amazing but true, and yet the film that was briefly Lynch’s most feted, now seems to be his most forgotten. More>>

ALSO:

Cricket: Dramatic Win Puts Black Caps In Finals

In Parliament: When Parliament resumed at 2pm the House passed a motion on a voice vote admiring the performance of the New Zealand cricket team in last night’s World Cup semi-final and wishing them well for the final on the weekend. More>>

ALSO:

Moon Shot/Kills Switch: The X Factor Judges Removed

MediaWorks has today decided that Natalia Kills and Willie Moon are no longer suitable to judge The X Factor and have removed them from the show. MediaWorks CEO, Mark Weldon, said that last night on The X Factor both Kills and Moon made comments that were completely unacceptable. More>>

ALSO:

Tessa Nichol: Up Up & Away In The Wairarapa

It’s an overcast morning in the Wairarapa but the mood on the ground in Carterton’s Carrington Park is anything but grey. More than 20 hot air balloons are getting ready to take off into the cloudy sky to mark the start of this year’s Wairarapa Balloon Festival. More>>

Golden Shears: Scotsman Wins Golden Shears Open Final

A Scottish shearer who settled in New Zealand to farm in Taranaki has become the first shearer from overseas to win the Golden Shears Open Shearing Championship. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news