The electronic learning products and pre-school specialist, VTech has partnered with Save the Children to organise a slate of events across multiple countries in order to support vulnerable children in need and those most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Using its worldwide resources, VTech has organised a worldwide toy donation programme that has seen some 4,400 electronic learning toys sent to the charity organisation from across the US, Canada, the UK, Netherlands, Spain, Australia, and Hong Kong.
The donation of electronic infant and toddler toys, which included the Sit to Stand Learning Walker, Myla the Magical Unicorn, and Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate Corkscrew Tower, will be used to help children learn with fun while staying and playing at home.
On top of this, the firm has detailed a campaign that will see $1 from the sale of baby monitor or toy sold through its online shops in Canada and Hong Kong, as well as in the US, donated to Save the Children.
In addition, VTech employees have joined the Letter Writing to Children and Save a Plate events organised by Save the Children. Participating employees across the world have written letters with words of hope and encouragement to children in need of support, showing heartfelt care and love during this challenging period. Every dollar donated by VTech employees is matched by an equivalent donation on the part of the company.
“With schools closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has severely disrupted the education and social life of children, especially for those living in under-resourced communities. Our collaboration with Save the Children will not only enable children to continue to learn through play, but also let them know that we are thinking of and caring for them,” said Dr. Allan Wong, chairman and group CEO of VTech Holdings Limited.
Carol Szeto, CEO, Save the hildren Hong Kong, added: “The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating and long-lasting impact on children’s education. Our latest analysis shows that children across the world have lost an average of 74 days of education each due to school closures and a lack of access to remote learning.
“We must work together to ensure that all children can return to school, safely and happily. The collaboration with VTech, an international brand originated in Hong Kong and a global leader in electronic learning products, is a strong testament to our determination and ongoing efforts to protect and support children during these challenging times.”