Elementary students receive new school supplies
Around 200 families in Manila with children going to elementary recently receive additional school materials after parents attended a symposium on proper waste segregation and barangay ordinances on proper waste disposal.
The symposium is part of Waste to Wages Project’s environmental awareness campaign among Manila residents. Waste to Wages, a project of World Vision and USAID, aims to support the government’s efforts on proper waste disposal.
Aside from school assistance given to the families, World Vision partner schools also receive a set of large trash bins that segregate biodegradable, non-biodegradable and recyclable materials that students oftentimes mixed in a single trash bin, making it difficult for garbage collectors to segregate. “This activity is one of World Vision ways to promote a healthy environment for the children and their families by involving parents in solid waste management initiatives in the community. We start by telling parents and students to lessen the use of plastics that would destroy bodies of water, like Manila Bay, and everything that lives in it,” Joben Asuncion, Waste to Wages Project Coordinator, tells to the parents.