THE RECYCLING SCHOOL IN CAIRO – EGYPT
UNESCO – Sipa Press
Each day Cairo produces nearly 15,000 tons of refuse. At the foot of Mokattam live the vast metropolis’s trash collectors, known as “zabbaleen”. Living from the income of the garbage they collect, they have become a “cast” excluded from society. The Association for the Protection of the Environment (APE) strives to improve their living conditions and, more importantly, to restore a certain dignity by transforming their work into an actual business. Today, recycling is an important industry. The Recycling School gives children the necessary basic education, health recommendations, and practical training to turn recycling into a genuine trade.