Many New Zealand schools and families cannot afford basic
stationery for their children to learn at school, which is essential in
preparing them for their future.


This year RRT NZ has worked together with Eeny Meeny to
provide the essential stationery items for children in need.

Manurewa West Primary school in Auckland is an example of
one school that RRT and Eeny Meeny have donated stationary too. This school has
students from year 0 to year 6.

Manurewa West Primary is a decile 2 School.

They receive funding from the government; however, the demands
are more than what they receive. Manurewa West Primary School Deputy Principal,
Komal Singh said “every little assistance we get goes a long way helping our
school community.”

The mission of RRT is “To serve people with care and
compassion in times of need.
” This initiative is all about providing
children with equal opportunities to learn, a need that RRT recognised and was passionate
to help with. It allows children from less fortunate families to be able to
afford the stationary they need for school. Eeny Meeny is a specialist
stationary supplier so they have joined up with RRT to enable this initiative
to roll out throughout New Zealand to these schools.

An example of a stationary pack provided to students.

Eeny Meeny is all about supporting schools and school staff
around New Zealand. School stationery and art supplies are an integral part of
learning for students, they can’t properly learn without it. Unfortunately, the
cost of stationary can sometimes be prohibitive for families.

RRT volunteer Lee West hands stationary pack to a Manurewa West Student.

“The kind gesture of Eeny Meeny and RRT has made it
possible for us to not charge any of our children for stationary this year,
this means more money in the pockets of the parents and care givers”
Deputy Principal Komal Singh.

Lee West, RRT Team Leader said “We have had such a positive response from the schools. Eeny Meeny and RRT will certainly be looking to work together to roll this out throughout New Zealand to see who else can make use of it.”

Over 2000 students across 8 schools have benefited from
$20,000 worth of stationary donated by RRT NZ.

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