ACT Academy in Lagos, Nigeria

In August, our Lagos team hosted the very first ACT Academy. This was a textile recycling workshop for the kids. The exercise aimed to see firsthand the creative side of the children in the age group 3-14 years of age. The activities centered on textile recycling, fashion, and purpose.

A total of 20 Children, both boys and girls participated in the exercise, during the 2021 summer break. The children cut off Ankara print fabrics that were used to refurbish accessories they see all around them; in their homes, outings, etc.

The exercises encouraged the children to tap into their creativity while teaching them that textile too can be recycled, upcycled, and has endless possibilities even at that stage (a small cut-off or piece that might be disposed of as rags). The end products from the exercise ranged from; bangles, earrings, headbands, and an overall sense of pride and responsibility to the environment.

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