Sacred Heart Schools and UNICEF USA have partnered to empower students to activate and raise money to build sustainable classrooms in Côte d'Ivoire through the Conceptos Plasticos program, using bricks made from recycled plastic.

This project will not only fund the actual construction of the buildings, but will also provide desks, chairs, school supplies, teacher trainings, latrines, solar panels, water points, community engagement opportunities, and implementation of the Green School Project.

It will also create a women-led recycling market that will convert Côte d'Ivoire's plastic waste into safe and durable low-cost building materials, empowering women and lifting families out of poverty. This partnership will provide Sacred Heart students with insight into UNICEF's global work around education, climate change, and gender equity while challenging them to connect these themes to issues impacting their local communities.