Hilda Gacheri, the school girl who broke the internet a few days ago after their government banned the use of plastic bags in Kenya, has been appointed an Environment Ambassador by Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority (NEMA).
Hilda was said to have been affected by the ban and she couldn’t afford a proper school bag. So she was spotted carrying her things in a bag made from banana fritters when they resumed school. She became an internet sensation after someone had taken pictures of her unaware.
Some people lauded for her courage and creativity, offering to pay her school fees, another offered to buy her a backpack while many more started a campaign to get her recognized by NEMA.
NEMA finally heard their cries and visited Hilda at her school and she was officially Kenya’s environment ambassador. See more photos below…