One of the most important things in life is education.
However, there are a lot of people who are not given an opportunity to go to school due to poverty.
In India, we know that poverty is such a huge issue. And that is also one of the reasons why some children are unable to go to school.
Fortunately, an Indian couple came up with a way to help give free education to children struck with poverty.
Couple Mazin Muktar and Parmita Sarma came up with a solution to help children get educated, and at the same time, save the environment.
This idea started way back in 2013, when they saw the lack of education in their area.
The school in Akshar, Assam provides free education for the poverty-stricken children. But even though it’s free, only a handful of students go there because most parents would rather have their kids work than study.
However, after a few months, more and more students decided to go to this school.
The top two issues in the area, the couple says, are the lack of education and garbage.
Because of this, they asked the children to bring plastic waste and it will serve as their tuition fee to get in to the school.
What they do with the collected garbage is recycle them to make useful materials, such as decorations and lamps.
In addition to this, they also sell the other plastic waste at the junk shop to provide funds for their small school.