China school donates recycling bins

Posted on Feb 06 2019


An international school in China donated recycling bins to a school on Saipan last week under the project called 2017-2018 Exhibition Ocean Pollution.

The International School of Tianjin donated $400 worth of recycling bins to the Brilliant Star Montessori School on Navy Hill.

Ocean Plus Saipan Dive Shop personnel Ning Ning Li told Saipan Tribune that a student of the school, You Yan Zhao, led the project.

“[They] made recycling bags…[and sold] paintings in an exhibition [in China],” she said in an email. “They donated a total of $400 and asked me to help them buy the recycling bins.”

The Ocean Plus Saipan Dive Shop, an instructor development center, supports any kind of environmental project, she said.

It was this project that pushed Li to contact Brilliant Star.

“[They are] very involved in educating their students and the public about reducing ocean pollution and being responsible ocean environment stewards,” Brilliant Star Montessori School principal Riched Sikkel noted. “With the funds raised, [Li] bought recycling bins to help motivate students on Saipan.”

Li used the $400 to buy 10 steel recycling bins for donation.

“Since Brilliant Star School has had a recycling program for the last decade to teach our students the value of reduce, reuse, and recycle, they decided to donate the recycling bins to our school. We are very thankful for their generous donation and we are happy to know that there are other people with a similar mindset and we hope You Yang Zhao and Ocean Plus continue their efforts in creating a healthier environment for everyone,” Sikkel added.

Erwin Encinares | Reporter
Erwin Charles Tan Encinares holds a bachelor’s degree from the Chiang Kai Shek College and has covered a wide spectrum of assignments for the Saipan Tribune. Encinares is the paper’s political reporter.

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