In the summer months, a group of 43 students from the Bishop’s Conservatory Secondary School, embarked on an entrepreneurship project. Its aim was to enrich our students with business skills, plus giving them the opportunity to give children in Kasozi in Uganda an education.
Our students had the opportunity to use old jeans and make new products such as pencil cases, cushions and mobile cases. In this way students had the opportunity to learn how to sew and decorate using sewing machines or by hand. The items produces will then be sold to the public during the European Week for Waste Reduction.
The choice of jeans also has an important meaning. It takes 11,000 litres of water to produce a pair of jeans. Therefore the students became aware how much water is needed to produce a pair of jeans and the importance of reusing such material so that large amounts of water will not go to waste. They also learned the skill of upcycling, by learning how to produce new products from old ones.