YAP proposal #273: Biogas from Municipal Wastes (Edith Malemba, Malawi)


IMG_20160308_012624They say they have no soap to wash their school uniforms, they have no money for schoolbooks, they have no food to eat; they cannot go to school in dirty clothes, with no books and no food in their bellies.

This is what most scavengers of a school-going age at dumpsites will tell you to justify their absence from school. Initiatives have been made to get these children back in school and progress has been made through their identification and raising awareness.

But maybe there is another way to look at the problem; maybe it’s not just about removing the children from the dumpsite; what if we could remove the dumpsite from the children?

My name is Edith Malemba, I am 18 years old and currently live in Bunda on the outskirts of Lilongwe, the capital city of Malawi. I am a third year student at the Lilongwe University of…

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