Teaching children through play

Singakwenza's Early Childhood Development Programme focuses on teaching children through play, and utilizing recyclable materials to ensure sustainable resources in economically disadvantaged communities of KwaZulu Natal.

Recycle Swop Shop, an innovative community development project in Hermanus that enriches children’s lives by encouraging them to take initiative and rewarding that effort. This website is, however, not just about the Hermanus RSS. We want to encourage and assist others to start a similar project in a disadvantaged community in your area. Starting a Recycle Swop Shop can be done without any funding at all – it requires only the passion, perseverance, goodwill, faith of those who are willing to give their time, support and effort.

Some things to do in your own community:

  • Making compost at home and school
  • Grow your own food
  • Making use of old tyres
  • Investigate a local waste issue for a school project

More information from Recycle City

Many parts of Recycle City give you information on recycling, reuse, and waste reduction.

Description: Service Learning Keywords: Recycle Swop Shop


Links to other websites

National Recycling Forum Website
Recycling of glass: www.recycling.co.za/glass.html

Win With Waste
Why throw your waste away? Waste can actually be useful. Collect waste for recycling and thereby win with waste.
This site also gives instructions on how to set up your own drop-off centre (people bring and you sell), as well as a buy-back centre (people bring, you pay and then sell).

Kids Recycle
This site was created by an elementary school teacher for other teachers. You will learn the basics of recycling while also gleaning ideas for incorporating conservation into the every day life of your classroom and school.

How to save a library: Make it a seedbank

Here's how it works: A library card gets you a packet of seeds. You then grow the fruits and vegetables, harvest the new seeds from the biggest and best, and return those seeds so the library can lend them out to others.
Click here for more information: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/02/02/170846948/how-to-save-a-public-library-make-it-a-seed-bank

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