Earlier this year, the Kesong centre began to teach Tibetan language classes three times a week. Focused mainly on strengthening student’s language ability from what they had learned in semester 1, we took a break from normal language classes to learn about environmental protection and held a handicraft class using recycled materials.
Let’s see how hard they are working…
In groups of two, the students got into action!
The first groups to finish proudly show us their completed work:
Activity two was finding used plastic bottles and making them into little pink pigs!
Finally, the results of our hard work are put on exhibition! Spectacular!
This main aim of this class was for students to realize that what many people regard as ‘rubbish’, can actually be recycled and with some handicraft skills can be made into something for them to treasure.
As soon as they heard we would make pigs out of used plastic bottles, everyone eagerly started collecting bottles! Moreover, we used left over paper from the ‘CD panda’ activity to make little pig babies for the plastic bottle activity. So-called ‘waste’ can in fact be something useful, perhaps it has just been labelled wrong.