Making room for learning

Mar 21, 2011

No room for desks? How about a portable one.

Amway leaders in South Africa took note that children in the communities near their centres were short on desks.

So they partnered with The Lapdesk Company to make custom lapdesks for students and delivered the first ones in KwaMashu, KwaZulu Natal earlier this month. Plans are to roll the program out across Southern Africa, with Amway distributors invited to sponsor a lapdesk

The Amway Lapdesk offers more than just a space to write. Printed on the lapdesks are the alphabet, time tables, numbers and shapes, as well as a list of children’s rights and a Childline telephone number.


Thanks to Suna Snyman for sharing this story.


    • Dan & Lynn Williams says:

      What a beautiful and inspirational product for the beautiful children of South Africa; many of whom I’ve embraced in my arms and all who remain in my heart! Please send us information on how we may get involved in this lapdesk project and if it would be possible to purchase a few here in the states. I have a few precious children (one who travels to S.A. with us) that I’d like to also bless with a lapdesk to teach them about other children around the world.

      Thank you so much.

      Mrs. Lynn Williams
      IBO Amway North America

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