Moneygram gives back to UK schools

As the school bells ring across the UK for a new session of Back to School, MoneyGram has given some 10,000 stationery packs and 10 kindle e-readers to schools across the Newham and Hackney borough to encourage reading among primary school pupils. The company strongly believes that “Readers are Leaders” and want to encourage primary school pupils to continue reading to improve attainment and creativity.

Children from Newham and Hackney at the presentation.
Children from Newham and Hackney at the presentation.

According to the National Literacy Trust, 57% of children and young people who engage in technology-based texts, such as blogs, enjoy reading and writing more and have a more positive attitude towards writing. It has also found that technology-based materials are the most frequently read, with almost two thirds of children and young people reading websites each week.

Oluwaseyi Oke, Marketing Executive for MoneyGram said “We are delighted to be giving out these Kindle e-readers and school supplies. MoneyGram is not just in the business of sending money, but we are also interested in giving back to the community and supporting education in particular.”

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