The creativity of Vision AfriKa’s aftercare learners has been tested over the past month following the introduction of a new recycling initiative.
The students were asked to bring in a range of recyclable items from home such as bottles, tins, toilet rolls, rope and paper. They were then divided into four groups based on age and asked to create new things out of them.
Learners made everything from skipping ropes and photo frames to elephants and pencil cases with knitted decorations on them, which they now use. The project taught them that rubbish is in the eye of the beholder and that recyclable items can always be used again in new and fresh ways rather than simply be thrown away and wasted.