Sahara Reporters –
An agreement has been reached between parents of students of Morit International School, Ajegunle, Lagos, and the school management to pay their wards’ fees with waste plastic bottles.
This became possible after the school adopted the RecyclesPay Education Project, an initiative of African Clean Up Initiative (ACI), an environmental non-governmental organisational in Lagos.
The school management embraced the initiative to ease the burden of parents finding it hard to pay their wards’ fees.
Over 25 parents of the low-income school have reportedly embraced the initiative whereby parents bring plastic wastes on designated days.
Wecyclers, the recycling company attached to the project, comes to collect the plastic bottles after getting a substantial amount of the plastic wastes. The amount given to parents are determined after weighing what each of them has brought.