On 18th June, the children at the Noyaa Academy received their first class on how to weave from recyclable plastics. The Noyaa Academy has teamed up with Environment360 to organise an eight-week programme sponsored by NMSI. To help the school to become sustainable, Environment360 are hosting the plastic weaving classes where students will learn to weave baskets from recycled black rubber and water sachets.
This tangible skill can be used to help raise revenue to care for themselves and their families and will even ensure some stay in school. Noyaa headmistress, Rachel Annan, said: “Our first class of using sachet rubber to make bags and other beautiful items was amazing with Angela teaching the kids the basic steps so that at the end of the eight-week programme the children will have acquired a skill that will help them in the future.” Cordie Aziz, director of Environment360, added: “Environment360 believes in empowering children to not only clean up their environment, but equip them with skills that can help them earn money as well”.
Overall the first class was a great success and the children had fun, as well as starting the journey on how to have a tangible skill going forward. They are all very much looking forward to the next classes over the coming weeks and seeing their baskets at the end of the programme.