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In Egypt’s ‘Garbage City’, a charity teaches children to recycle

In Egypt’s ‘Garbage City’, a charity teaches children to recycle

AS a child growing up in Cairo's Manshiyat Nasser, a shanty town also known as "Garbage City," Teresa Saeed spent her free time rummaging through the piles of rubbish strewn everywhere to find paper and materials to indulge her love of drawing and painting. Now 34, she runs a charity that encourages children in the area to make creative and positive use of their environment by exploring the space and recycling. In Manshiyat Nasser, a neighbourhood of unpainted brick buildings east of central Cairo, many streets and buildings are piled high with rubbish collected from across the metropolis AND processed…
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Nigerian charity tries to salvage a slum’s schooling amid pandemic

Nigerian charity tries to salvage a slum’s schooling amid pandemic

ANGELA UKOMADU and NNEKA CHILE OUTSIDE her home in the Lagos slum of Makoko, Esther Ikechukwu stacks two upturned buckets, places a handbag on top and rests a tablet against it. Her balancing act finished, the desk and the 17-year-old are ready for school. The coronavirus pandemic shut Nigeria's schools in March. Already with more children out of education than any other country, 13 million according to the United Nations, the virus threatens even more futures. Most at risk are those like Esther, growing up in Nigeria's slums with few social safety nets. Authorities say schools could soon begin a…
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