Books delivered to schools to promote education

Children in a room, one of who holds a book up in the airCanon imaging solutions has partnered with education charity, Room to Read, to create and deliver more than 3000 books to 176 schools across South Africa. This is in aid of promoting reading and learning as part of an overall drive to boost literacy levels and education.

Canon started working with Room to Read in a bid to eliminate waste from print samples produced at trade shows, by using its integrated workflow software and printers to create books instead.

The company’s ongoing work with Room to Read is a prime example of its focus on sustainability and dedication to its company philosophy, Kyosei, which means living and working together for the common good.

‘We believe that programmes such as Room to Read have the power to make a positive impact on an individual’s life and we are proud to be involved,’ said the director of sustainability at Canon Europe, Stuart Poore.

Room to Read’s chief program officer, Heather Simpson said Canon’s investments in the Literacy Program is an inspired response to the lack of quality reading materials available for children in so many communities around the world.

‘By partnering with Room to Read, Canon is impacting thousands of deserving children in South Africa, instilling in them a love and habit of reading,’ she concluded.

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