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Print Audit® to Sponsor Female Student Through Scholarship Program

9 Jun, 2010

Print Audit® to Sponsor Female Student Through Scholarship Program

CALGARY, ALBERTA - June 8, 2010 – Print Audit® is a leader in reducing the environmental impact of printing and photocopying, as evidenced by the 190,000 trees it helps customers save each year. The company’s sense of global community and social responsibility has now been extended to one rainforest region in particular.

Print Audit has chosen to support Project Ix-Canaan, a charity program set up to save the rainforests of northern Guatemala and improve the living conditions for the people that call the region home. This project is focused on aiding the area’s population, who are mainly slash-and-burn subsistence farmers to gain self-sufficiency. This includes providing healthcare services and educational opportunities to the farmers and their families. For Print Audit this presents an opportunity to support a young female student named Maribel, through Project Ix-Canaan’s school scholarship program.  Maribel is 21 years old and the oldest daughter in a family of ten children. Her father is a farmer who provides the sole family income by growing corn and beans. Maribel and her husband live with her family in a one-room house made of sticks and thatch. She received an education up to seventh grade but was unable to continue as severe financial hardship required her to work to support her family.

With Print Audit’s sponsorship she will now return to eighth grade and embark on her dream of becoming a teacher. This will require another four to six years of schooling and Print Audit’s generous donation will fund the entire journey.

Anne Lossing, the founder of Project Ix-Canaan, said that the significance and scope of Print Audit’s support cannot be overestimated:

“Print Audit’s sponsorship of Maribel’s education will increase her pride and self-confidence and indeed impact her entire family. The importance of this support to the family as a unit is incalculable.”

There are fifteen women in Project Ix-Canaan’s school scholarship program and two remain on the waiting list for

sponsorship. Remarkably, the average cost of educating a student in Guatemala works out to less than $2.00 per day. Sponsorship is very affordable but its impact will be powerful enough to change a community and provide these women with the foundation for a limitless future.

“For Maribel and the other women who were unable to begin or complete their educations, the opportunity to return to school is a dream come true.” said Lossing.

To learn more about Project Ix-Canaan, please visit: www.ixcanaan.com

About Print Audit
Established in 1999 and headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Print Audit is the fastest growing print management company in the world. By providing businesses with innovative and practical print management software solutions, the company has helped customers recapture over $150 million in printing and photocopying expenses while saving an estimated 190,000 trees a year. Print Audit has offices located in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, Brazil, Canada and the United States.

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