Montblanc, a pioneer in the fountain pen industry, has joined hands with UNICEF to support education programmes around the world.
While education is considered a fundamental right in most countries, studies show that, in practice, 1 in 11 children of school-going age is deprived of education due to poverty, taboos and lack of awareness.
Montblanc has launched the Montblanc for UNICEF collection to help children fulfill their right to education, regardless of their gender, ethnicity or socioeconomic background.
For every item in the collection sold until 31 March 2018, Montblanc will donate 3 percent of the proceeds to UNICEF, with a minimum guaranteed amount of US$1.5 million (HK$11.6 million).
The literacy projects include teacher training programmes, infrastructure building and many more similar projects in China, Djibouti and Brazil.
To help spread awareness about the project, Montblanc is organising an exhibition, workshop and talks at the 1881 Heritage Boutique on 8, 10 and 11 June.
The event, Gift of Writing, provides a platform for children to explore their creativity and learn the art of origami, while parents can attend talks on how to improve their parenting skills.
The public session of the exhibition and workshops will take place on 10 and 11 June from 11:00 am to 6:00pm. The talks on parenting skills will be held on 8 June from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.
You can register for the workshops here.
Text: Suchetana Mukhopadhyay