Shashe Primary School Waste Management Project      

Waste is one of the greatest concerns around the globe. With the rate of consumables rising, the Botswana Government has recognised the need to find ways to mitigate the rising issue of littering – both in towns and villages.

In 2021 a levy on plastic was introduced as a way of discouraging buying of plastic in bulk, and encouraging the re-use of plastic shopping bags. However, the government’s efforts alone cannot bring to a halt this rising issue – though the joint efforts of community and concerned citizens can help save the environment from waste, which is being discarded every second.

On 9 August 2023, Children in the Wilderness’ partner school in Maun, Shashe Primary School, tackled the topic of waste management, with recycling being their focal point for the day.

The children were tasked with bringing materials they considered waste (plastics, paper, tin), and their creativity was unleashed, after fully understanding the concept behind recycling.

Most of their project’s recycled items were made out of paper, as waste paper is a major concern in schools.

Children in the Wilderness Botswana greatly appreciates the efforts of its partner schools, which are empowering the environment’s future custodians to resolve current pressing issues.

Report by Kelebogile “Kelly” Baitshoki – CITW Botswana Assistant Administrator

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