Nektarina Non Profit and its Indian partner Zest Youth Movement, started a couple of months ago the “Best out of waste” contest with the aim of encouraging students to use their creativity to prepare objects using only waste materials.
A couple of years ago, we successfully implemented the same activity in Pune and precisely because it was a huge success and both teachers and students appreciated very much, we decided to implement it again this year.
The organization of the activity started back in early October, when our India E4S Country Manager, visited several schools in Pune to invite them to participate in the activity and to explain the objectives and dynamic of the contest.
As of today, we are proud to say that the response has been amazing. Twelve schools participated and in total 1,500 students aged 9 – 16 years old submitted wonderful and creative pieces of work.
Participants prepared great works using only waste materials such as disposable plastic spoons, cans, pieces of cardboard, plastic wrappings, bottles, etc. Very beautiful and creative pieces of work were created, from decorative objects, to useful objects such as pencil holders and even toys or games.
Several schools took the initiative to organize small exhibitions to showcase the works of their students and to share the experiences and learnings of the activity with their schools’ communities.
In the next weeks we will also start to organize a special exhibition with a selection of some of the pieces from each school and to have a ceremony to recognize both schools and students for their enthusiastic participation.
We will update soon about these events. In the meantime, take a look at a the pictures of the beautiful works created by these children and youths in India. Click here or on the below picture to go to our Flickr album.
Many thanks to all the schools that participated and supported the activity.