TUTU PPSpending a full school day without using a desk is a normal school day for school kids in under resourced schools. To raise awareness to the challenge that these school children are facing, we challenge you to spend 1 day without using a desk or table surface. Do you accept the #NoDeskDay challenge?



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It is estimated that around 3 million South African school children do not have a desk to work at in their classrooms. The lack of classroom learning stations with proper writing surfaces hampers not only the learner’s handwriting development, but their concentration, and overall academic performance.  From the teacher’s perspective, it presents additional classroom and learner management challenges that ultimately adversely impact the quality of teaching and learning. TutuDesks are mobile classroom desks that immediately address this challenge.

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet has been working with the TutuDesk campaign for several years and have helped to donate thousands of TutuDesks to learners at under-resourced schools across South Africa. But it is still not enough and we need more South Africans to get a MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet card, to shop more and to swipe their MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet card for the TutuDesk Campaign and help change this statistic. We urge all South Africans to get   involved so we can raise awareness about the plight of children without desks and help build a better education system with MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet and TutuDesk Campaign.


The #NoDeskDay Challenge 

To highlight the plight of children in South Africa going without a desk at school, we are challenging South Africans to go 1 Day without a desk or table to get a real experience of a world without a desk - and to document the process and share it with us! The process will be both harrowing and fun and it is a great opportunity to do something out of the ordinary to show your commitment and solidarity with youth in South Africa. 


With your MySchool MyVilllage MyPlanet card you are able to raise valuable funds to address the need for desks just by swiping and supporting the TutuDesk Campaign. Therefore, after the exercise let’s encourage each other to swipe our cards to support initiatives such as TutuDesk campaign.



How to get involved:

● Accept the #NoDeskDay Challenge on social media (Facebook, Instagram or YouTube) by either filming yourself saying you accept or tagging us in an acceptance post

● Try and go 1 day without a desk (or at least attempt a few hours) and capture the process in photos or short videos

● Share your struggles and alternative solutions by using the hashtag #NoDeskDay and tagging MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet and the TutuDesk Campaign on the following platforms:

Face   @MySchoolSA

Insta   @MySchool_SA


● Encourage your friends, fans, family, and colleagues to try a #NoDeskDay and share with us @MySchool_SA. DON’T FORGET THE HASHTAG  #NoDeskDay so we can find your post and potentially feature you in a MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet  Video on YouTube entries close 26 May 2019.


By participating in the #NoDeskDay campaign on  social media platforms you agree to give MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet permission to repurpose your content and harmless against any and all losses, damages, right, claims and actions of any kind in connection with this campaign or resulting from acceptance and participation in the #NodeskDay Challenge including, without limitation, personal injuries, death and property damage claims based on defamation or invasion of privacy.. MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet is not responsible for social media content shared by users using #NoDeskDay and can request to remove or mute comments that may result to hateful speech,violence,crime and descrimination