The right to shoes: how medical waste is helping SA’s kids

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The right to shoes: how medical waste is helping SA’s kids

A visionary project is turning used drip bags into footwear for the millions of kids who walk barefoot to school

Penelope Mashego

Healthcare giants Netcare and Adcock Ingram Critical Care have launched an initiative will see more than 30,000 pupils walk to their schools with dignity, while ridding the environment of medical waste.

On Tuesday 1,300 pupils at Chivirikani Primary School in Katlehong walked away with new school shoes at the launch of the My Walk – Made with Soul initiative.

The initiative is aimed at the 7 million SA school children who walk barefoot to school and are exposed to fungal infections...

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