There is an ongoing educational project which is powered by African Clean Up Initiative. Their goal is to reach out to 10000 children by 2030 working in line with the Sustainable Development Goals [SDG].
The programme involves paying school fees with pet bottles and pure water sachets. This is, however, a new level that should be adopted.
Known for initiating environmental innovations, the Chief Environmental Officer of African Clean Up Initiative (ACI), Mr. Alex Akhigbe, has introduced RecyclesPay, an eco-educational project that addresses the issue of payment delay of school fees in low income schools. The initiative has started its movement in Ifelodun, Ajegunle axis.
RecyclesPay, which allows parents pay school fees with recyclables -PET bottles and Can, does not only address parents’ school fees challenges but also tackles eight out of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nation.
Mr. Akhigbe, who is credited for making popular environmental volunteering on sanitation with his Clean Up Nigeria project and the Green Independence Clean Up, said RecyclesPay is an answer to the cries of many families.
He made this revelation recently during the pre-launch of the RecyclesPay Educational Project at Morit International school; the first low income school in Ajegunle, Lagos State, to be adopted by ACI for the project.
He stated: “RecyclesPay educational project is an initiative that promotes social, economical and environmental sustainability. With RecyclesPay, parents can easily pay the schools fees of their children with the PET bottles and Can indiscriminately litter the environment.
“There are eight Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDGs) that have been identified by African Clean Up Initiative as particularly relevant to the RecyclesPay Project. They are SDGs 1, 3, 4, 6, 8,11, 12, 13 and 17."
He continued with the breakdown of the aspect which SDGs tackles with RecyclesPay as follows:
• QUALITY EDUCATION
•CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
•GOOD JOBS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
•Sustainable Cities and Communities
•RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
•GOOD CLIMATE ACTION