Sweden’s first scholarship in the circular economy is here!
The scholarship consists of a financial contribution and is distributed to high school students who deserve a “hållbarhetsuppmuntran” an encouragement for working with sustainability. It may for example be about someone who is involved in local sustainability issues, which might have affected the school’s environmental work or have ideas for environmentally friendly and sound products of any kind.
Molly Backman, IB13, has been awarded the scholarship thanks to her work as the CEO of the JAYE company, Life Drop UF. The members in the company, Robert Child, Jonna Malmback och Fraser Campbell have all worked together to ensure that the company is a success.
Lifedrop is an organization that sells eco-friendly, filtered water bottles with an aim to assist WaterAid in their movement of providing the poorest countries in the world with water and sanitation. The founders of Lifedrop strongly feel that water should be provided to everyone, including the less fortunate. They cannot help being born into a world where there is no water and only dehydration. The company organization will start by selling water bottles locally and when opportunities for sales are given. Bottles may occasionally be sold privately if someone contacts the company and notifies them of their desires.