All children have the right to go to school and learn, regardless of who they are, where they live or how much money their family has.
We believe Education is not a privilege but a common basic.
Sadly, we are in a world that is still battling a global pandemic, conflicts, diplomatic tensions and budget cuts.2020 was a redefining moment for the world, with a bigger hit being on the already vulnerable who are put in a much dire situation as a result of the issues previously stated.
Some of us may never connect to these issues in their truest form, going to communities and seeing children already becoming breadwinners of their homes and parents bedridden with illnesses as they cannot afford to pay for medical bills due to the absence of functional health insurance for these people is not just sad but frightening.
The Recyclespay Educational project which is a project that is over three years old has made a significant contribution to the lives of children across Nigeria, we have visited these communities to sit within the devastation these children call home to speak to them, listen to them and enable them to get an education all in a bid to make sure they become self-sufficient and active citizens for their communities and country.
Our passion has seen us change internal systems and operations to make sure we transit efficiently into the new order created by the global pandemic, this has seen increased one on one engagement, creating drop off locations to ease the collection of plastics from schools and parents, seeking for partnerships which will enable us to provide more incentives beyond plastic recovery and payment of school fees so the children not only participate in saving the planet but also understand new world technologies through our engagements with them.
These changes are not without their limitations and challenges.
Since the start of the pandemic, from March 2020 to February 2022, we have recovered from the schools being supported with your donation through GlobalGiving a total of fifteen thousand four hundred and fifty-eight kilograms [15,458.71kg] of recyclable materials which further translates to six hundred and eighteen thousand three hundred and forty-eight [618,348] individual pieces of recyclable materials.
Children like Zainab ( The Great Children Joy School), John (Isrina School) and the over 176 children who have received your support now have a chance at a future that is vastly different from their present situation.
Our gratitude to you goes beyond just words as we translate this gratitude into why we will keep on going into these communities, speaking to these children and being a support for these children.
Through your support, we are doing more, but it doesn't end there, we need you our donor community to take this message as gospel, run with it and push the message of one child one plastic beyond borders.
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