Girl Planting seeds

Drumming up a solution to plastic waste

In the crowded classroom, a music class is underway. The sounds of flutes and shakers, gradually becoming more synchronized with practice, fill the air. Teachers at the front laugh in approval as children dance and stomp their feet with such energy that the school’s tin roof begins to rattle.  But this isn’t an ordinary music lesson. The instruments are brand new, in the sense that they’ve just been created out of repurposed plastic bottles. The teacher, Shady Rabab, has travelled all the way from Egypt to teach the class how to make music out of trash that would otherwise end up on—or under—the ground.  Read more...



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