Public can donate stationery boxes to schools in need with the click of a button

Dec 22, 2020 | Education, News, Partnerships, Snapplify Foundation

For just R25, individuals, companies and institutions are now able to donate a stationery box to a schoolchild in need. The Snapplify Foundation, a registered NPC, will facilitate the donation for online school stationery store YourSchoolBox.

As a subsidiary of OfficeBox, YourSchoolBox provides a quick, easy, affordable way for parents and schools to manage Back2School orders. Now, anyone can sponsor a child simply by adding a box of stationery to their YourSchoolBox shopping cart. 

Earlier this year, YourSchoolBox integrated Snapplify authentication technology into its website, making signing up and signing in even simpler for hundreds of thousands of Snapplify users. 

This is the first step in the partnership between the Snapplify Foundation and YourSchoolBox, with future CSI and donor funding planned to flow via the foundation. 

‘We’re so pleased that YourSchoolBox has brought us on board as their partner for their CSI and donation programme. At the Snapplify Foundation, our mission is to increase access to quality education, and with essential stationery supplies, thousands of students will be better able to learn and succeed,’ said Debra Ogilvie-Roodt, Head of the Snapplify Foundation.

YourSchoolBox has already donated stationery packs to three government schools – The Centre of Science and Technology (COSAT), Kannemeyer Primary School and Disa Primary School – who have each been given R25 000’s worth of stationery for 2021. 

David Adams, Founder and CEO of YourSchoolBox, said: ‘We’re proud to partner with the Snapplify Foundation who have made it easy for YourSchoolBox to get our own school stationery donations distributed amongst schools in need. Most importantly though, they ensure that 100% of our customers’ donations make their way into the hands of less fortunate learners. We look forward to growing our relationship with the Snapplify Foundation and doing our small bit to assist the future leaders of SA, who all just need a start.’

The newly established foundation has seen incredible momentum in recent months – from joining forces with other partners to donate educational ebooks and uplift a no-fee government school, to opening a series of digital libraries across South Africa.

Earlier this month, the Snapplify Foundation was awarded the Bett MEA Inclusion Award, receiving international recognition for the important work it has achieved to provide digital content and e-learning tools to students who have needed these most, particularly during the pandemic. 

For more information on the programmes and interventions that the Snapplify Foundation is working on, please visit the Snapplify Foundation website

Email hello@snapplifyfoundation.com to chat about how you can partner with the foundation to make digital education more accessible.

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