Parents in Ajegunle, Lagos Pays Kids School Fees With Waste Plastic Bottles.
In Nigeria, particularly in Lagos state, plastic bottles have constituted a nuisance as people carelessly litter the environment with them.
Some gutters are even clogged with these plastics causing them to overflow during rainy seasons which in turn lead to outbreak of diseases.
A school in Ajegunle, Lagos, Morit International School in Ajegunle, has adopted a method that would help parents parents pay the school fees of their kids with properly sorted plastic bottles, and also keep the environment clean.
This came after the school collaborated with an initiative of a non-governmental organisation in Lagos, African Clean Up Initiative (ACI), called the RecyclesPay Educational Project.
The Sun reported that the school adopted the initiative after it was discovered that some parents had difficulty in paying the fees of their children.
Mr. Patrick Mbamara, the proprietor of the school said:
It is helping to cushion the financial burden of parents in the school. We have a history of parents finding it difficult to pay each term school fees of N7, 500.
The money from the PET bottles is not much but it balances for what the parents can pay. I and my staff are happy with this initiative. It has improved parents payment of school fees and it teaches the children how to manage their waste and promote a cleaner environment.