How to Pay Your Child’s School Fees With Pet Bottles

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As the world battles the reality of climate change and the need to care for our environment and create a safer, clean healthy earth and ecosystem; a school in Ajegunle Slum- one of the biggest slums in Nigeria, has started off an initiative where parents of students in the school collects pet bottles, plastics, water sachets leather popularly called “pure water” here, cartons and everything else recyclable in place of money for school fees.

The Headmaster tells me in this report that beyond making school fees affordable through this initiative; they are intentionally teaching the pupils of the reality of climate and their duty of care towards a clean, safe and healthy environment for all. These pupils between 4-14 years of age already have this inculcated in them such that they pick up plastics anywhere they find them and always trash theirs properly when they have to do. Ajegunle, though a slum has raised many worthy ambassadors of a clean environment advocating for a better climate for us and the unborn to inherit.

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Amaka Okoye

Amaka Okoye

A seasoned and an award-journalist who has practiced both in and outside of Nigeria. She has covered varied beats but her forte is Conflict and Crisis Reporting. She majors in reporting terrorism, banditry and abductions in the Northern part of Nigeria.

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