The Youth and the 3Rs School Program – 2017 -Report

The second edition of the Youth and the 3Rs School Program took place November 10, 2017 at Igbinedion Educational Centre in Benin City, Nigeria. The Youth and 3Rs School Program is an innovative stewardship program run under Sustainable Waste Recycling Community of Nigeria (SWRC Nigeria) done in partnership with EnvironFocus.

The program focus is on the improvement of Nigeria’s recycling rate among the Nigerian Youths. The objective is to establish a Recycling Club in every educational institution in Nigeria and connect each school to a Recycling/Collection business in Nigeria. This is in line with the overall objective of the NGO, which is to help coordinate waste recycling activities in Nigeria.

The event was very successful. Participating schools were Igbinedion Educational Centre – Secondary School and Edo College, Benin. The teachers and students were very engaged. There were about 100 students in attendance from both schools.

We instituted Recycling clubs in both school with the mandate to do the following:

  • —Get the students involved in managing the waste they produce.
  • —Ensure that a concerted action is taken towards waste recycling in the schools
  • —Ensure learning gained from the workshop is applied .
  • —Assign responsibility to selected students that will ensure that waste recycling practices are constantly developed and implemented within the schools.

We are grateful to the Principals, Mr. Emokpae Collins – Igbinedion Education Centre,  Secondary School and Mr R.O. Omoruyi, Edo College Benin, staff and students for their participation.

Thanks to our Youth and the 3Rs School Program Sponsor 2017 – Norte Dame bottling company, Benin, Edo, Nigeria for their financial support, which made for a very successful event. See picture gallery below.

For information about the Youth and the 3Rs School Program; Recycling Club; Igbinedion Educational Centre – Secondary School and Edo College, Benin ; to become a member and have a Recycling Club established in your School or to affiliate your Recycling/Collection Business with a school, visit the SWRC Nigeria website at or click here or send an email to

For information about EnvironFocus go to or click here.

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