Blantyre CC cleans up township

5 December 2012, 1:12 AM
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The Blantyre CC in Malawi embarked upon a one day campaign on 1 December to restore sanitary conditions to the Bangwe township. About 50 young people removed waste and cleaned up the town. Some were URI members; others joined as representatives of their religion. They went door to door making the community aware of the importance of good sanitation. Householders were asked not to throw waste in the streets in order to avoid spreading diseases, particularly cholera and malaria, which are rampant in the rainy season.

The community was also made aware of the harm done to the environment in throwing plastic along the roads and in rivers. Young people cleaned the roadsides, river banks and pockets in the township which had become popular dumping sites. The Vice Chairman for Blantyre CC, Rev Father John Ng’oma, spoke with people throughout the day, pointing out how all their good efforts would help make the community healthier and stronger. The local people embraced this project, knowing that it will have an impact for years to come.  

This project is being sponsored by Environmental Satellite Cooperation Circle.

Cooperation Circles Involved

Environmental Network Cooperation Circle (ENCC)

"We envision a just and joyful Earth community and we are committed to realizing a world where people of all faiths will live in harmony and equality. Our purpose is to create wise environmental grassroots and global partnerships to aggregate, amplify, and catalyze moral imperatives among all traditions to live in sacred relationship with the natural environment and the community of life. To accomplish this, we will develop and implement programs and activities wherein participants will experience communion with all life and unity within the diversity of the world's religious faiths, spiritual expressions, and indigenous tradition."