Jenessa's Bottle School Trip
Organized by: Jenessa Lynn
EVENT DATE Jan 12, 2015
What is a bottle school? Bottle schools are built using tried and tested post and beam construction. The foundations, columns and beams are made from concrete reinforced with iron. The difference with traditional construction is that instead of cinder-blocks or bricks, the walls are made using “eco-bricks”.
To make “eco-bricks”, children in the village collect inorganic trash such as plastic bags, chip packets and polystyrene and stuff them into plastic bottles until they are hard like bricks. The eco-bricks are sandwiched in between chicken wire, and covered with cement to form the walls of the school.
Bottle schools are much cheaper to build than traditional schools, they clean up the environment, teach lessons about environmental sustainability, and involve the entire community in their construction, resulting in a sense of pride and ownership.
Please visit http://hugitforward.org/ to learn more!
The cost of the "voluntourism" trip offered through Serve the World Today, is $1,195 and my flight to Guatemala is $450. I am asking for help to raise these funds. Any additional donations above what I am fundraising for will be donated to the Hug It Forward organization.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!