Bottles for Poverty: Recycling Garbage & Building Schools

Robel Haile, a college student at UC Davis, is an alchemist. He is turning garbage into schools

After hearing Dr. Rick give the graduation speech at UC Davis Medical School, Robel started a student group –  Bottles for Poverty, to recycle garbage and donate the proceeds to JDC in Ethiopia to build rural schools. It’s a “win-win” project – California ends up with cleaner streets, Ethiopia ends up with more schools for rural girls and boys who have no school nearby. At this moment, JDC has over 20 schools in rural Gondar province functioning at this time, plus several others  under construction.

Here are photos of Robel taken with Dr. Rick last spring, and today’s recycling activities.

We hope to clone Robel and his activities in the future!

Dr. Rick Hodes

Robel Haile with Dr. Hodes Recycling Day Recycling day Recycling Day
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