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Cans For Kids Project

Candle Store Owner

Adelaide, Australia



The Cans for Kids Project in Adelaide, Australia, is an initiative enabling local, Catholic school children to recycle and raise funds for less privileged students in Ghana and Indonesia.


Founded and managed by school teacher, Patriz Kerkenaar, the Project supports underprivileged families with missions including educative programs on reusing, recycling, and reducing waste, and instruction on how to use these tools to build sustainable businesses which will benefit communities.


In addition to education, the Cans For Kids Project has made a land purchase in Ghana.


Their aim is to construct a school which will improve access to education for young people in the area.


Organisers of the charity have already overseen the construction of a boundary fence and security building around the land, as well as the instalment of water and toilet facilities.


The sustainability and education focused Cans For Kids Project’s ability to fundraise has been compromised, however, by the Covid-19 pandemic. And the construction of the school itself is also dependent upon corporate sponsorship.


Additionally, recycling cans for charity in Adelaide is competitive, but Patriz and her local school children are on mission to help communities and families in deprived areas to flourish and benefit from the growing opportunities of sustainable enterprise and education.




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Ruth Klempner

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