At WEC, we believe in the power of collaboration to create positive change. This week, we had the honour of meeting the incredible artist Mbongeni Buthelezi, whose work is nothing short of awe-inspiring.
Mbongeni is renowned worldwide for his unique artistry, creating masterpieces from recycled plastic.
His passion extends beyond using his art to shed light on urgent issues like plastic waste and climate change. He also focuses on raising awareness about deeply troubling problems, like pit latrine deaths in schools, exemplified by the heartbreaking story of 6-year-old Michael Komape.
The importance of sanitation awareness
Both WEC and Mbongeni share a profound passion for recycling and raising awareness about the lack of adequate sanitation faced by disadvantaged communities and schools. While WEC manufactures the NEWgeneratorTM sanitation system, utilising recycled water for flushing, Mbongeni crafts breathtaking art from recycled plastic, some of which features the faces of children who have tragically lost their lives due to pit latrine drowning.
Together, we are on a mission to make a substantial difference in the fight against pit latrine deaths in schools.
Stay tuned for updates on this inspiring partnership as we collaboratively work towards creating positive change, one recycled masterpiece at a time.