CANON SLOVAKIA and the non-profit organisation RECYKLOHRY (Recycling Games), an educational programme of ASEKOL SK, handed over 10 multifunction printers to ten Slovak schools at the beginning of 2023. This is the third year of the charity cooperation. This year, the company Canon Slovakia donated to the schools powerful Canon image RUNNER ADVANCE C5235i devices.
More than 60 schools had expressed interest in the printer. The task for the schools was to write why they should get the printer and what they would use it for. On the basis of this task performed, five schools were selected, namely Primary School with Kindergarten in Šarovce, Combined Boarding School in Trenčín, Primary School in Kurim, Third Primary School in Senica, and Ján Amos Komenský Primary School in Čadca.
“Schools gave many reasons why they should get the multifunction printer and how they could use it, and it was not an easy decision,” said Alena Magyarics, Recyklohry Project Manager.
Five printers were given to schools that were randomly drawn from all the participating schools. The lucky ones in the draw were St. Maria Goretti Secondary Vocational School of Pedagogy in Čadca, Kindergarten in Hôrky, Pugačevova Primary School in Humenné, Štefan Šmálik Primary School in Tvrdošín and Secondary Medical School in Rožňava.
“We are very pleased to be able to help schools in this way, also thanks to CANON SLOVAKIA, which sometimes desperately need new technical equipment,” said Ronald Blaho, Managing Director of ASEKOL SK, commenting on the initiative.
“Finding a reliable partner with whom you can give a second chance to used but still powerful multifunction machines and thus contribute to sustainability was key for us. We are pleased to have found this intersection just with ASEKOL SK, with which we have been working for several years. We want to continue the “Copier looking for an office” project in this and the following years, so the schools that were not lucky this time need not despair,” says Tomáš Feč, PR Corporate Specialist at Canon Slovakia.
The schools that have received the printer are already enjoying it and the non-profit organisation RECYKLOHRY (Recycling Games) is collecting positive feedback, also in the form of photos. One of the schools commented that it was like a miracle for them, which indicates the poor state at some schools.