“I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use.” Heartfelt words from Mother Teresa is the message we want to share with the children.
Besides the united passion, the team shared incredible (and creative) ideas about the possibilities of this competition. They are now busy creating flipboards and videos to educate other students and their families about Waste and more importantly what they can do to save our environment.
In the heart of the competition, teachers, students and their families will be tasked to use waste found at home or in their village to create a useful product or decorative piece of art.
Over the course of 2 months, the team intends to spread the words about the “Zero Waste” competition to as many students as possible. Hopefully, the communities will be inspired by what they have learnt and unleash their creativity as individuals or as a team to come up with ideas on how they can help the environment… and of course to win the competition too!
We are also grateful to have Teacher Sarith mentoring the group and he shared, “I believe this competition will help to improve our living environment and inspire students to use their creativity for the competition. I think this event will not only urge my community to reduce and reuse their waste, it can also elevate the family economy in my community.” Aren’t the responses of Teacher Sarith, Pokim and Bunsao inspiring? We are so glad that they find great purpose in this competition!
By organising a competition and roping in the help of students and teachers there, we want to spread knowledge and encourage creativity to reuse, reduce and recycle waste in Cambodia to mitigate the impact of global warming caused by the burning of waste in rural area.
We are looking forward to the experience, results and the submissions for this competition at the end of July and sharing them with all of you! Let’s all work towards living in a more beautiful and greener world!
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Written by: Zeleen Thum
To break the cycle of poverty by advancing education for underprivileged students, families and communities in need.