EF Cape Town students are working on an exciting, meaningful project; in conjunction with Beyond Education. This project is a “Swop Shop” where members of a township community in Philippi will be able to collect plastic of all kinds and swop this for food, essential items and clothing. The plastic is then recycled and then the funds then fed back into the project.
At this stage our students are focusing on projects to raise funds to begin the Swop Shop. Once the shop is up and running the students will then also help manage the shop and the collection of the recycling from the community. For the past few years EF students have been spending time with the children of this Philippi township by playing football, face painting and hanging out in their ‘hood’ once a month. By starting the ‘Swop Shop’ EF hopes to establish a sustainable exchange between this township community and our students.