Rebecca Sweetman (Tutudesk UK)
Entrepreneur: Rebecca Sweetman
Business: Tutudesk UK
Tutudesk UK provides portable school desks, Tutudesks, to children in Sub Saharan Africa. The Tutudesk is simply a flat, plastic writing surface that rests on the child’s lap. It is lightweight, portable and recyclable. Over 95 million children in Sub Saharan Africa don’t have the benefit of a classroom desk. This affects the development of literacy and overall academic performance. Over 1 million desks have already been distributed and the Campaign aims to distribute a further 20 million by the end of 2015. Research suggests that this will have a significant impact on the educational success of this generation of African children.
Rebecca Sweetman of Tutudesk UK
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