Printer and ink cartridge manufacturer HP is working to ensure that education does not suffer as a result of the recent tornadoes in Alabama and other surrounding areas.

Through a partnership with New York Giants star Justin Tuck and the DonorsChoose charity, HP is working to ensure that children can still learn, despite the effects of the natural disaster.

Vice-president of the office of global social innovation at HP Gabi Zedlmayer said HP has been working to support education initiatives for more than 70 years.

"We are dedicated to finding innovative ways to use our technology, people and resources to address some of the most pressing social issues," she said.

Ms Zedlmayer added that the partnership with DonorsChoose has allowed an immediate impact to be made on the lives of teachers and students in the affected communities.

A joint donation is being made by HP and Justin Tuck's R.U.S.H.for Literacy campaign and more than 15,000 students are expected to benefit from the funding.

The Tornadoes struck many southern states in the US during April. Rebuilding efforts after the disasters are still continuing.