According to Fashion United, Burberry have partnered with Rashford and the National Literacy Trust, to provide primary school libraries with the supplies they need to help young people develop their literacy skills. The brand will also continue to donate to literacy programs across the world.
Through this initiative, Burberry has announced their intention to fund the transformation of 10 school libraries, across Manchester, Yorkshire and London.
Positively impacting over 3,500 children, this initiative is a continuation of Burberry’s partnership with Rashford in 2020 that aimed to provide funding to youth centres across the UK.
The 10 schools that are participating will receive a total of 8,000 books curated by the National Literacy Trust. Furthermore, the trust will also train over 200 teachers.
“It is impossible to overstate the powers of the arts, education and literacy for our under-resourced communities, and it is with great appreciation to Burberry for this continued collaboration alongside its mission of providing extraordinary libraries and thousands of books for our youth here in New York City and beyond,” said Ashley Gail Harris, founder and executive director of Wide Rainbow.