Shaun Thomas, general ales manager at Makro Cornubia, together with pupils from Ottawa Primary School in Verulam, holding their new Makro lap desks.
Makro donated Makro lap desks to four schools in the Mount Edgecombe, Verulam and Amaoti areas, recently.
In an effort to minimise the shortage of school desks, insufficient classroom space and have more children in school, Makro partnered with Tutu Desk, also known as the Kommunity Group, to donate over 3500 Makro lap desks to pupils.
Makro went from one school to another to ensure that pupils received lap desks.
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Primary school pupils from Ottawa Primary School in Verulam, Susan Ngcobo Primary School in Amaoti, Soloman Mahlangu Primary School in Mount Edgecombe and Siphosethu Primary School in Mount Edgecombe received lap desks.
Welisa Nene, Makro communications manager, said that the opening of the Makro store in Cornubia will continue to bring positive changes to the lives of those in the surrounding communities.
“The lap desk project is just the beginning of many community development projects in which Makro will be embarking in the coming months,” Nene said.