Cross-border collaboration

May 02, 2012

Last week, Amway leaders presented 700 new lapdesks to students at Amatikwe and Bhekilanga primary schools in Durban, South Africa.


While the gift was presented by our Amway South Africa offices, the funds were actually provided by our leaders in Amway UK who heard about the Lapdesk Project and wanted to help.


In South Africa, there is a shortage of desks, and space, in local schools. The lapdesks fill a critical need for students, and serve as a quick resource of letter, number and shape charts, with an emergency hotline number.

Thanks to Makhaya Manie for sharing this story.


    • Sheree Janse van Rensburg says:

      This is a wonderful project.
      I am from South Africa. We are working on a project in Mozambique (Africa)together with our church where the kids also don’t have desks. Our plan is to supply them with a lap desk or teach them the skills to make it with wood or other material available to them. We are visiting them in June 2013.
      Keep up with the good work.

    • Jesse Hertstein says:

      Thank you for sharing Sheree!

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