Mobile camel libraries help children in remote villages in Ethiopia to stay connected with storytelling

More than 20 camels have been deployed in the Somali region of Ethiopia to carry wooden boxes filled with storybooks to help thousands of children in remote villages to continue their education. The mobile camel libraries have helped more than 22,000 children in 33 villages to get access to education during the coronavirus pandemic. Launched by the charity, Save the Children, the mobile camel libraries … Continue reading Mobile camel libraries help children in remote villages in Ethiopia to stay connected with storytelling

Warka Tower: Sustainable structure that collects water from the rain and air helping rural populations access drinkable water

A vertical structure made from bamboo and mesh, otherwise known as the Warka Tower, is helping rural populations in Africa that face challenges in accessing drinkable water to collect and harvest potable water from the air and rain. The Warka Tower, designed by architect Arturio Vittori, collects water from the rain and harvests fog and dew. Made from biodegradable and 100% recyclable materials, the vase-shaped … Continue reading Warka Tower: Sustainable structure that collects water from the rain and air helping rural populations access drinkable water

SoleRebels: Footwear brand creating shoes from recycled materials and jobs for artisans

Eco-friendly footwear brand soleRebels turns scraps of rubber from old tyres and other recycled material into stylish footwear hand-woven by Ethiopian artisans. soleRebels’ collection of brightly coloured shoes, sandals and boots from recycled tyres, leather from free-range animals and cloth hand-woven by Ethiopian artisans. By using local craftsmen, soleRebels is creating jobs and improving livelihoods in Zenabwork, a village in the suburbs of Addis Ababa. … Continue reading SoleRebels: Footwear brand creating shoes from recycled materials and jobs for artisans