We have had a busy summer at Institut Edeline in Haiti. Children attend the school in June and July with a different, less structured curriculum. Besides all the arts and crafts, singing, dancing, water toys and soccer, the children learned about the importance of recycling. Although recycling as a country does not yet exist, we are teaching the children to look closely at what they consider trash and see if there is another purpose for it.
Last year during our medical physicals field trip, Caleb Aero painted beautiful murals on the walls of the classroom and demonstrated some of his recycled art work on hats. The idea caught on and the teachers embraced the message that many things can be used again and again. See the picture of the lamp attached made out of plastic spoons.