Pearl Recycling 2018 Annual Report

Pearl recycling was just a passion until it became a movement. A movement of people changing narratives around waste through creative re-use of solid waste.

Reflecting on our journey through 2018, we won’t have been able to increase our impact if not for the support of our partners, friends and clients. We sincerely appreciate you for believing in this dream and holding our hands through this journey.

Without mincing words, starting and sustaining a business in Nigeria is no small feat especially, when such business sector is surrounded with whirlwind of misconceptions.

Through the obstacles, we were able to train more than 150 youths on waste remodeling vocational skills with Ford Foundation sponsoring 100 youths from Alimosho and Ikeja Local Government.

We also donated 80 chairs, made from solid waste to four public schools in Lagos. Work is ongoing on donating 320 more chairs to 16 schools in 2019. This initiative was funded by the United States Embassy Abuja.

We have trained 219 students across four public schools on waste to furniture skills and this birthed the upcycling clubs in these schools. We are working on training 600 students across 16 public schools in 2019. This initiative was funded by the United States Embassy, Abuja.

Without forgetting our core vision, which is reducing the amount of waste that ends on landfills, 210 tyres were saved from landfills through our creative waste reuse initiative. These tyres were remodeled into sustainable, eco-friendly products which were purchased by our esteemed clients.

Looking back at how far we have come, we cannot ignore the fact that YOU made it possible. Your love, words of encouragement, support and effort to see us succeed were the reasons we could climb mountains with bare hands. There is no way we could have pulled such success without you and we are grateful for this.

As we move into 2019, there have been requests from people outside Lagos to have the same opportunity to learn the skill of waste remodeling. We have gotten calls from people in remote rural areasfor chair donations from us and we have listened to school managements asking that the opportunity to learn should be given to other schools.

We want to do this – We love to do this. However, we know that we can’t do this alone and we count on your support to achieve more in 2019.

We believe that if more people are empowered, poverty will reduce and social vices will go down. We are committed to impact more people as we reduce the misconceptions around waste.

Thank you for a wonderful 2018, we look forward to a mutually beneficial 2019

 

 

 

Olamide Ayeni-Babajide

Founder, Pearl Recycling

Perl Recycling Annual Report 2018
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