Our Story

Project SWIMS was founded in 2019 by Fru-Mark Carrington Chei and the science club leaders at Government Bilingual Practicing High School Yaounde, Cameroon. Their goal was to develop a tech-driven solution for waste disposal that would be sustainable, efficient, and environmentally friendly. Through the use of cutting-edge technology, the team created an innovative approach that has transformed waste disposal practices, both within their school and beyond. At SWIMS, we are proud to have been founded by such visionary individuals, and we remain committed to promoting sustainable waste management practices and protecting the environment through the power of technology.

The idea behind the smart dustbin did not stop at its initial conception as a device that could open and close automatically. Instead, the creators saw an opportunity to innovate and contribute to their community by designing a dustbin that could facilitate efficient and sustainable waste collection and disposal, aligning with the UN's sustainable development goal 13. At SWIMS, we stand behind this commitment to using technology to drive positive change and promote environmental sustainability.

Our Mission

At SWIMS, our mission is to build cost-effective solutions that contribute to achieving sustainable development goal 13 and preventing the climate crisis. Led by Fru-Mark Carrington Chei, our team prioritizes easy and sustainable waste collection and disposal through innovative hardware-software solutions. Our first project has the potential to revolutionize waste management practices, and we're proud to be at the forefront of sustainable waste management solutions. We remain committed to promoting environmental sustainability through innovation and dedication.

Waste collection is the most challenging sector of Africa's waste management system. Despite the efforts of waste collectors, only 20% of the total waste produced in Africa is collected each year, resulting in overflowing dustbins and exposed waste. This leads to increased carbon footprints and fuel consumption as waste collectors struggle to meet their targets. At SWIMS, we recognize these challenges and are committed to addressing them through innovative solutions. Our Smart Waste Intelligent Monitoring System streamlines waste collection and disposal practices through optimized routes and improved efficiencies. By leveraging technology, we can help waste collectors reduce their carbon footprints and contribute to a more sustainable future.


Fru-Mark Carrington Chei
Founder & CEO

Tardzenyuy Brian Harris

Epotie Alida Emeline

Philemon Teb
UI/UX Designer

Software developer