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.