London 2012 is taking recycling to a whole new level, as part of the fabric stadium wrap is to be sent to our Youth Centre in Patongo, Uganda.
Although London 2012 comes to an end, we’re thrilled to announce that part of the iconic fabric “wrap” that surrounds the Olympic Stadium will be transformed into a marquee that will extend the Patongo Youth Centre in Uganda!
The Dow Chemical Company, (the Official Chemistry Company of the Olympic Games) who recently partnered with Article 25 and Axion Recycling, looked at viable post-Game options for the stadium wrap, and developed the material to achieve a unique combination of processability, flexibility and fire performance.
The innovative material means that we’ll have more room to teach former child soldiers and youths in business skills and income generating activities, while continuing to encourage and support them in their lives.
For the young people in Patongo, being able to access these skills at the Youth Centre will be truly life-changing. With the ability to earn their own income, they will be able to support themselves and their younger siblings, ensuring they all have food to eat, clothes to wear and access to education.
Find out more about our work in Patongo here.
In addition, in Brazil, Dow and Article 25 are exploring working with the Bola Pra Frente Institute to construct a shaded community area at the organization’s new facility in the Santa Cruz neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro.
London 2012 promised to inspire young people towards greater achievements, and now the spirit of the Olympics is set to continue on a much wider scale!