Stationery Taxis drive education in Malawi
As part of their ongoing commitment to charity, Glasgow Taxis Ltd are helping to improve education among disadvantaged children in Malawi by donating much needed items of stationery to the STEKA (Step Kids Awareness) project.
The black taxi company teamed up with Project Trust volunteer, Lucy Bryce, from Gartcosh, to supply pencils, sharpeners, rulers and even torch key rings to under-privileged kids and help them to develop the skills needed for a better future.
The generous resource pack made a 7510 mile journey across two continents to reach its final stop at the children’s home based in Chichiri, in the south of Malawi.
Stephen Flynn, Vice Chairman of Glasgow Taxis Ltd, said: “When Lucy came to us with information about the work she and her Project Trust colleagues have been doing in Malawi, we were more than happy to support such a fantastic cause.
“Glasgow Taxis has always valued charity work highly and, although for us these household items are often taken for granted, we are proud in the knowledge that they will make a huge difference to the kids at STEKA.”
Bryce, 18, who currently lives at the facility in Malawi, said: “STEKA is home to 53 rescued street children and disadvantaged kids from the local community and aims to provide a loving home, a safe family environment and a sound education.
“Thanks to the kind donation from Glasgow Taxis we are able to give kids the opportunity to continue their studies and work towards a better future. The children are hugely grateful for the gifts – it was the highlight of their year.”
Project Trust is an Educational Volunteering Charity, which sends over 300 school-leavers overseas every year to work for long-term education, social care and outward bound projects across Africa, Asia and The Americas.