“I'm so excited to be a Millennium Fellow, because I believe this is an opportunity for me to improve, and enhance my leadership skills and also, an opportunity to expand my network thereby meeting innovative minds, probably some working in the same field as mine hence learn and get new ideas from them.
I personally care about solving plastic waste problem because I believe, it is the root of most of the everyday problems we Africans face. Due to its non-biodegradability, it serves as habitat for disease causing organisms, like mosquitoes and houseflies, which causes malaria, cholera, diarrhea and so on.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
African Transformers is project aimed at reducing plastic waste by creatively using plastic waste to make various products such as bins and pencil holders, in the form of recycling. The African Transformers project’s team collects used bottles and makes dustbins which are then sold to the local villagers at affordable prices. They also teach simple recycling to primary school students. The team aims to have sold at least 20 bins and taught at least 3 schools by November.
About the Millennium Fellow
Lloyd Teta was born in Nyanga in Zimbabwe. Growing up, he attended the primary and junior high school in Rusape rural area. He then completed his ordinary level at Vengere High School in Rusape urban area. He attended his senior High school at Zengeza 1 High in Chitungwiza, Harare Zimbabwe where he was majoring in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. He is currently an Undergraduate majoring in Mechanical Engineering at Ashesi University.