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Canon delivers 3,300 books to 176 schools across South Africa

January 11, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top Stories

School children receive books produced by Canon for Room to Read literacy program.

School children receive books produced by Canon for Room to Read literacy program.

As part of their drive to boost literacy levels and education, Canon an imaging solutions company has partnered with education charity Room to Read to create  3,300 books which will be delivered to 176 school in South Africa.

An integrated workflow software to create books and printers was created by Canon in an attempt to eliminate print waste. Canon’s ongoing work with Room to Read is a prime example of Canon’s focus on sustainability and its dedication to its company philosophy of Kyosei, which means living and working together for the common good.

Stuart Poore, Director of Sustainability at Canon Europe said, “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.”

Heather Simpson, Room to Read’s Chief Program Officer states: “Canon’s in-kind investments in our 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.”

Staff Writer


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