And We Need Your Help!
INSPIRED BY the bottle classroom building initiated by Hug-It-Forward in Guatemala and by My Shelter Foundation here in the Philippines, we have planned to replicate this project in our own campus.
We have two major reasons: 1) we don’t have enough classrooms for our incoming freshmen; and 2) as a science high school, we must exemplify the scientific way of solving our need for classroom — and that is by recycling trash like coloured cast perspex sheets and other reusable plastics.
How are we going to build it?
We enlisted the help of our alumni friends to prepare the programme of work.
We asked students to bring empty PET bottles — soft drink bottles — from their homes and neighbors.
We donated several sacks of cement for a start and worked with students in filling the bottles with a mixture of filtered soil, cement, and water. The filled PET bottles will be the building blocks for the classroom we will be constructing.
At this point, we are raising more funds for the bottle school project. We are seeking the help of local government officials and local organizations to help us in our cause.
On April 30, 2011, we will be having an Earth Month Fun Run to raise awareness in the community about actions we can do for the Earth and to raise funds for the ANSHS Bottle School Project.
You, too, can be part of this endeavor. Check out the project’s official blog site to see what you can do to help us.