The Muslim Refugee Association of South Africa (MRASA), a non-profit organisation (NPO) uplifting refugees and locals through religious, social, moral and academic means, has raised R15 000 worth of stationery in their Back to School Campaign. The campaign was started following a frequent request from refugee parents who could not afford stationery for their children once school begins each year. Some of the stationery items distributed include books, pens, pencils and bags. According to Wagogo Ramadhan, director for MRASA, the Back to School campaign has played a big role in changing the lives of many families because now parents don’t have to worry about the stationery of their children. They look for families struggling to sustain themselves through representatives at schools in various areas and distribute the available stationery to them. “With many requests from under-privileged families both refugees and local, we appeal to members of the stationery industry to assist with donating stationery to our organisation and using MRASA as a vehicle to do such work,” he says.