Tutudesks are portable school desks that have been designed for children in Sub Saharan Africa.
Over 95 million school children don’t have the benefit of a classroom desk. This lack of a desk (or any writing surface) affects handwriting, concentration and overall academic performance.
To date over 1 million desks have been distributed. The Tutudesk Campaign aims to provide a further 20 million desks to 20 million children…and improve 20 million lives. This isn’t just a desk, it’s an education…and you can help. Just think about it…can you imagine how hard it would have been trying to learn to write without a desk?
A Tutudesk is…
A writing surface for any situation – the desk sits on the child’s lap, providing them with a surface to write on whether they are sitting on the floor or on a chair.
Lightweight – each desk weighs under 1kg.
Portable – the desk has a handle.
Durable – the desk is designed to last 5+ years.
Child Safe – the material is a mixed polymer that gives it flexibility, meaning that it won’t shatter like some other plastics.
Why we want to help…
In 2007 Nick Scott White (MD) went to South Africa to complete the charity motorbike ride “Enduro Africa.” During this time, the organisers were involved in assisting local but extremely remote schools with equipment. On that particular trip they were assisting by providing desks.
All the entrants “put their hands in their pockets” and clubbed together to buy the whole school the desks they desperately needed and deliver them to the children. Nick explained that the children’s reaction stays with him to this day.
Nick wanted I Want A Standing Desk to give back from day one and was delighted to team up with such an amazing charity as Tutudesk (named after its patron Archbishop Desmond Tutu).
“It’s as simple as this…I Want A Standing Desk will pledge a Tutudesk on behalf of our fantastic customers for every Jack Desk sale…this is the meaning of One is 2” explains MD Nick Scott White.
So whilst you’re getting fitter and healthier, a child in Sub-Saharan Africa is getting a better education and life. We think that’s great.
For more information on the Tutudesk campaign please visit http://www.tutudesk.org/