Global  

These school students in Indonesia pay their tuition fees in plastic waste

Video Credit: Newsflare - Duration: 11:05s - Published
These school students in Indonesia pay their tuition fees in plastic waste

These school students in Indonesia pay their tuition fees in plastic waste

In Batu Gadang Village, Padang city, one school is managing waste by accepting tuition fees in the form of plastic trash.

White Coral Pearl Kindergarten's initiative was established by a woman named Asri Astianingsih in 2007.

Astianingsih said: "In addition to plastic waste management efforts, the payment system for school fees with plastic waste also helps students who are often late paying school fees." Payment with rubbish is deposited to the school every month, where the school will organise the waste - food and drink bottles or household rubbish.

"Currently, there are 60 students in the school who deposit plastic waste to us," explained Astianingsih.

She continued: "We process the plastic garbage by sewing the items into a number of knick-knacks - bags, pouches, napkins, mats, and others - that are sold to shops or ordered directly from us.

It also indirectly opens up employment opportunities for people.

"Plastic waste that will not be destroyed must be handled properly in innovative ways so that people are aware of the dangers of plastic waste to the earth." Footage inside this unique school was recorded on July 13.


You Might Like


Tweets about this


Related videos from verified sources

Schools in Indonesia reopen with children separated by plastic panels and wearing masks [Video]

Schools in Indonesia reopen with children separated by plastic panels and wearing masks

This public elementary school in Indonesia is now reopening its door to students with new COVID-19 safety protocols. Footage from July 27 shows students escorted by their parents in Pasar Pandan Air..

Credit: Newsflare     Duration: 02:23Published
School installs plastic cubicles for students to curb spread of COVID-19 [Video]

School installs plastic cubicles for students to curb spread of COVID-19

With face-to-face learning a priority the 09 Desriyondra Public Elementary Schoo in Solok city, West Sumatra province cubicles have been installed covered with plastic to curb the spread of coronavirus..

Credit: Newsflare     Duration: 01:34Published
Schoolgirls wade through raging river gushing into the sea during Indonesia floods [Video]

Schoolgirls wade through raging river gushing into the sea during Indonesia floods

This is the dangerous moment four school girls bravely helped each other cross a raging river during floods in Indonesia. The girls in school uniforms crossed the Ulil river in Maluku province where..

Credit: Newsflare     Duration: 00:57Published