School in Ajegunle now accepts waste plastic bottles as school fees
Posted By: Dj Devoskid
on April 11, 2019
A primary school in Ajegunle area of Lagos, Morit International School, have given parent of pupils the ability/alternative to pay their wards’ school fees with plastic bottles gathered from the environment.
The school formulated this means of payment to support parents that earn low and are having it hard to pay for their ward’s education.
The new payment alternative was made possible due to a partnership with RecyclesPay Educational Project, an initiative of African Clean Up Initiative (ACI), an environmental non-governmental organisation in Lagos.
Wecyclers, the recycling company attached to the project comes to collect the plastic bottles after weighing what each parent brought.
Proprietor of the school, Mr. Patrick Mbamara, described the RecyclesPay Educational Project as a welcome initiative:
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.
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