Babati primary school beneficiary of the Swikoxeni waste management project

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In terms of school cleanliness programs and conservation activities, Babati Primary School, located just outside the Kruger National Park (KNP) in Justicia Trust, has benefited immensely.

The Swikoxeni project adopted the school and provided more than 10 recycling bins, as well as all the tools and plants needed for a real vegetable garden.

Ronald Tshabangu, David Mhaule, Betheul Mashele and Captain Mkhonto.

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During a visit to the school, Swikoxeni Waste Management Project Manager Bethuel Mashele said, “Through a number of efforts, including clean-up programs that directly involve local schools and Involving coordination with the Department of Education, Bushbuckridge Local Municipality and other stakeholders, the project encourages recycling and environmental conservation. The Swikoxeni initiative directly benefits Babati Primary School, one of the cleanest schools in the community. We go to this school frequently to share our knowledge of cleanliness with the learners, and I have to say that we are extremely happy with the quality of the school and its surroundings.

Babati primary school vegetable garden.

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Captain Mkhonto, a teacher at Babati Primary School, said he was pleased with the work done by KNP, Swikoxeni and the local municipality of Bushbuckridge: “The fact that the school is spotless has really benefited us. Even though we are a rural school, the behavior of our children contradicts our location. The school is immaculate and all our learners are aware that litter is strictly prohibited in these premises thanks to the program which constantly teaches them about hygiene and conservation.

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