Lap desks are light, portable desks which were developed by The Desmond Tutu Tutudesk Campaign. The desk sits on the child’s lap, providing them with a surface to write on, whether they are sitting on a chair or on the floor.
There are over 95 million children in Africa who do not have access to a desk at school. An appropriate surface on which to write is crucial to literacy development and basic education*. Capital Land identifies under resourced schools in the communities surrounding the shopping centres under management and a lap desk is donated to each scholar. As the desks are portable, the scholar can utilise the desk at school and at home. The desks are centre branded and are printed with educational content.
A total of 43 774 lap desks have been donated in our communities.
*Source: The Desmond Tutu Tutudesk Campaign