A school in Lagos, Nigeria, Morit International School (MIS), is accepting plastic bottles in exchange for payment of student’s school fees.
The school’s proprietor, Patrick Nbamarah thought up the idea when he realised that children were been withdrawn from school due to their parent’s inability to pay their fees.
“My passion is to see children of all ages in school and because I do not want them roaming the streets during school hours. I sat down to think of an alternative way of meeting up with school fees because we also need money, however little, to run the school,” said Nbamarah. Nbamarah contacted African Clean-Up Initiative (ACI) and WeCyclers and together they launched the Recycles Pay Education project to lessen the financial burden on parents, keep children in school and simultaneously promote a green environment.