Day 6: Idea Pitching, Field Experience and Team Building

Day 6 of the recycle Up Ghana kumasi started off with breakfast at exactly 7:30 am. The participants moved to the Lecture halls where they started thinking about the ideas to be pitched.

At 11:00 am, buses were ready to convey participants to Tecno Recycling Company for another field trip. Mr. Abass of Tecno Recycling company expressed his excitement in seeing young change makers in Ghana. He promised to support the Recycle Up your school and KNUST dustbin projects. He also promised to support any institution that will take up recycling of plastic waste.
Participants came back to queens Hall at 1:00 pm and had lunch. After lunch, the participants presented the ideas they pitched after which each mentor was assigned to a group. They started working on their respective projects with their Mentors.

Dinner was ready at 7:30 pm after which participants watched a movie on the environment titled ‘Home’

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In Cape Coast

The day started very early with breakfast for all Paricipants.  Some Volunteers from the Anopa Project joined the Recycle Up! Ghana Team in Cape Coast to teach participants mainly about how to re-use plastics. Participants gained knowledge about how to re-use plastics for various objects. Each Participant thought about various means to  re-use plastics and most of them came out with Brilliant Ideas. The whole team together with Volunteers from Anopa took lunch at at 12.38 pm.

After lunch, Participants were divided into 4 different groups, and each group was given a mentor. The Mentors were: Eunice, Richard, Fred and Francis. These teams were the teams the participants were going to work in for the remainder of the camp. In order to know each other very well and to work effectively in groups, Participants in groups, led by their mentors, did a lot of team building exercises. At 5.49 pm, all groups converged at the Cafteria and took supper. Fred then had reflection with the whole team after which Participants watched a movie and then went to bed.

Volunteers from Anopa Project teaching Participants
Volunteers from Anopa Project teaching Participants
Some Participants trying to re-use Plastics
Some Participants trying to re-use Plastics
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A Group Photo With Volunteers from Anopa
Team Building Excercise
Team Building Excercise
More Hands in the Kitchen Before Lunch
More Hands in the Kitchen Before Lunch

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