It’s almost that time of the year when children go back to school. Around this time, parents may find this task of preparing their children to go back to school to be an overwhelming process from school supplies to uniform, new pair of shoes etc.

In a ‘Back to School’ campaign by a leading money transfer company – MoneyGram are giving away 5,000 stationery packs filled with school supplies, such as pencil cases, pens, rulers and rubbers as well as 10 brand new kindle e-readers to primary schools across the Newham and Hackney borough to encourage further reading amongst primary school pupils.
MoneyGram strongly believes that “Readers are Leaders” and want to encourage primary school pupils to continue reading whilst at home to improve attainment and creativity.

According to 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 more of a positive attitude towards writing. It is also found that technology based materials are the most frequently read, with almost two thirds of children and young people reading websites each week.

“We are delighted to be giving out these Kindle e-readers and school supplies to young pupils as we strongly believe this would help and contribute to their educational development. 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.”

– Oluwaseyi Oke – Marketing Exec. for MoneyGram

The MoneyGram service is available at every UK Post Office, Thomas Cook and anywhere you see the MoneyGram sign or online at

The Kindle e-readers and stationery packs will be given to participating primary schools in September.

If you would like to nominate a particular school to participate in the MoneyGram ‘Back to School’ campaign please contact: or call 02071996380.



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