Nigeria’s floating school: Eco-friendly school changing lives in Makoko slumLocated in one of Nigeria’s biggest informal settlements, the Makoko Floating School is an innovative new building that can house up to 100 students and teachers.The pyramid-shaped structure is buoyed by over 200 plastic barrels and is able to withstand tidal changes and extreme weather patterns.Nigeria’s floating school: Eco-friendly school changing lives in Makoko slumThe 100-year-old slum is home to thousands of people whose major source of income is fishing, sand harvesting and timber tradingNicknamed the Venice of Lagos, Nigeria’s Makoko slum is home to nearly 100,000 people.Residents, who are mostly fishermen, live on stilts in the lagoon and move between their houses by canoe.47 students currently study here. The Floating School offers free education but receives funding from donors.Makoko was designated for demolition in 2013 which would have left many homeless.Most residents in the slum are migrants from other countries in West Africa trying to make a living in Nigeria.Majority of Lagosians live in what are effectively slums with no reliable electricity or water.Projects like Makoko’s Floating School are helping to address some of the growing challengesof climate change and urbanization that people here face.CCTV’S Maria Galang with this report.
Tanzania has banned the use of plastic bags, effective from January 2017.The East African country’s authorities have advised manufacturers of the paper bags to adopt new technologies of making biodegradable bags.“Plastic bags will not be used in the country from January 1,” Luhaga Mpina, the Deputy Minister in the Vice-President’s Office responsible for Environment, told a Parliamentary Committee on Industries, Trade and Environment on Friday.The minister presented a raft of regulations in line with the ban, indicating that there will be an exemption of the use of plastic bags in medical services, industrial packaging, construction industry, agricultural sector and in sanitary use and waste management.Neighbouring Rwanda already has a plastic ban in place, and this is said to be one of the major reasons for Kigali’s cleanliness.
Berard Transportation moved the 80 m x 18 m vessel from its position in a fabrication yard to the drydock in preparation for launch.Challenging weather conditions and nearly a week’s worth of rain made ground conditions very poor. Upon Polaris’ arrival at the drydock, Berard rotated the vessel by 90 degrees in preparation for the load-out. Then the drydock’s water pumps were activated and the load slid forward to its final position, ready to be discharged into the water. www.berardtrans.com
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