Today, Lebanon is facing an extreme waste crisis, with a production of more than 2 million tons of municipal solid waste per year. Unfortunately, the majority of it ends up in landfills including valuable materials that could be recycled. One of the first steps towards solving this issue starts with us as individuals.
Thus, on Saturday, June 8, Architects for Change implemented its first workshop as part of the 2019 Kids Program to spread awareness on the importance of Reducing, Reusing and Recycling. Through The Volunteers Circle, we collaborated with Borderless NGO to work with kids in Ouzaii, during multiple workshops and create various furniture out of recycled materials.
The first medium we used was paper tubes to shed light on the staggering amount of paper waste produced by architecture students. Together with the kids, we assembled four benches using only wood, paper tubes, and ropes. The kids learned to work hand in hand together to create something they can use out of minimal materials.
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The Kids Program team is a group of Architects for Change Members that curated and facilitated the workshop:
Sally Itani, Joana Abou Ali, Joseph Sfeir, Tala Daher, Marie-Christine Dimitri, Liliane Hawi, and Reem Farhat.
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