A school in India has adopted a unique means of educating underprivileged children while creating awareness about environmental concerns at the same time.
In a remote village of the Indian state of Assam, plastic bottles are taken from children as fees.
The school was started by a couple, Mazin Mukhtar and Parmita Sarma, in 2016 to reduce the growing pile of garbage in the village and to provide free quality education to the children.
While no fee is taken from the students, they have to deposit 25 plastic bottles full of waste to the school every week.
By recycling these plastic bottles and the waste they contain, roads, bricks and toilets are made.
Older students earn a living by teaching the younger children.
Apart from education, children are taught different languages, recycling of plastics, carpentry and gardening.
By accepting plastic waste as school fees, the Akshar Foundation school has helped #CutTheCrap in Pamohi, Assam. We salute Akshar's founders, Parmita Sarma and Azin Mukhtar, who have leveraged the power of education to #RiseForGood. Know More: https://t.co/w3rkxgR28Q pic.twitter.com/EE58AE50TV— Mahindra Group (@MahindraRise) November 20, 2019