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Twenty-five plastic waste things consistently — that is the objective that each understudy concentrating in this school in Assam needs to meet. All things considered, these plastic things are what they pay as school expense.

On World Environment Day, here’s the amazing story from Assam.

The Akshar School in Pamohi, Assam, has thought of this straightforward yet viable system to spare the earth. The school is the brainchild of spouse and husband couple, Parmita Sarma and Mazin Mukhtar.

Parmita and Mazin met in 2013 when Mazin came to Assam from New York to work in a country school. Alongside Parmita, who's a social work move on from TISS, he began the school in 2016.

The Akshar school has a 360-degree approach towards instruction. It's a blend of scholastics, professional preparing, fundamental abilities and esteem framework. What's more, everything spins around condition in the Akshar school. The initial step was to make the adjacent network plastic free.

“When we first started, we asked the parents of our students to send their plastic waste from home. They didn’t want to cooperate; they didn’t segregate their waste. It was too much of a hassle. The school, since we started in 2015, has been entirely free. There is no school fee at all. But to compel them to recycle and participate in cleaning up the environment, we told them that from now on, we’ll start charging fees and that fee is the clean plastic waste from their homes.
Mazin Mukhtar, Founder, Akshar School


Keep it Green and Get Paid

Presently, every understudy needs to acquire 25 plastic waste things consistently. These plastic waste is then reused into eco-blocks. These are made by the understudies themselves. They keep the earth clean and they get paid.


“So, we started our recycling centre at the campus last year. The purpose of the recycling centre is to employ at-risk teenagers and give them an opportunity to earn some money in school. That way, they don’t have to drop out. They are under enormous pressure from home to drop out and get a job. Even from the age of 12-13 years old.”
Mazin Mukhtar, Founder, Akshar School

Learn More, Earn More

In 2016, the school had only 20 understudies. Today, 110 understudies go to the Akshar school. They come for the most part from poor families, some of them were working in stone quarries to win a living. In this way, Parmita and Mazin thought of an imaginative program – Learn More, Earn More. The senior understudies are paid to show the lesser understudies.

“Now, students are doing match-up where one elder student is paid to tutor a younger student. They receive their worksheets and they work with that student on their unique weaknesses to help them succeed in school, and we’ve developed this new program where we pay the older students to make sure that every young student receives that individual attention they need to succeed in school. The students’ wages are based on how effective they are as teachers and their academic level. So, the more they learn, the more they earn.”

Mazin Mukhtar, Founder, Akshar School

On world environment day here’s the story of a school that accepts plastic waste as school fee.





Twenty-five plastic waste things consistently — that is the objective that each understudy concentrating in this school in Assam needs to meet. All things considered, these plastic things are what they pay as school expense.

On World Environment Day, here’s the amazing story from Assam.

The Akshar School in Pamohi, Assam, has thought of this straightforward yet viable system to spare the earth. The school is the brainchild of spouse and husband couple, Parmita Sarma and Mazin Mukhtar.

Parmita and Mazin met in 2013 when Mazin came to Assam from New York to work in a country school. Alongside Parmita, who's a social work move on from TISS, he began the school in 2016.

The Akshar school has a 360-degree approach towards instruction. It's a blend of scholastics, professional preparing, fundamental abilities and esteem framework. What's more, everything spins around condition in the Akshar school. The initial step was to make the adjacent network plastic free.

“When we first started, we asked the parents of our students to send their plastic waste from home. They didn’t want to cooperate; they didn’t segregate their waste. It was too much of a hassle. The school, since we started in 2015, has been entirely free. There is no school fee at all. But to compel them to recycle and participate in cleaning up the environment, we told them that from now on, we’ll start charging fees and that fee is the clean plastic waste from their homes.
Mazin Mukhtar, Founder, Akshar School


Keep it Green and Get Paid

Presently, every understudy needs to acquire 25 plastic waste things consistently. These plastic waste is then reused into eco-blocks. These are made by the understudies themselves. They keep the earth clean and they get paid.


“So, we started our recycling centre at the campus last year. The purpose of the recycling centre is to employ at-risk teenagers and give them an opportunity to earn some money in school. That way, they don’t have to drop out. They are under enormous pressure from home to drop out and get a job. Even from the age of 12-13 years old.”
Mazin Mukhtar, Founder, Akshar School

Learn More, Earn More

In 2016, the school had only 20 understudies. Today, 110 understudies go to the Akshar school. They come for the most part from poor families, some of them were working in stone quarries to win a living. In this way, Parmita and Mazin thought of an imaginative program – Learn More, Earn More. The senior understudies are paid to show the lesser understudies.

“Now, students are doing match-up where one elder student is paid to tutor a younger student. They receive their worksheets and they work with that student on their unique weaknesses to help them succeed in school, and we’ve developed this new program where we pay the older students to make sure that every young student receives that individual attention they need to succeed in school. The students’ wages are based on how effective they are as teachers and their academic level. So, the more they learn, the more they earn.”

Mazin Mukhtar, Founder, Akshar School

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