All year long, organizations and individuals across the globe take part in Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Clean up to remove trash and debris from the world’s beaches and waterways, identify the sources of that debris, and change the behaviour that enables it to reach the ocean in the first place.
Each September, hundreds of thousands of volunteers from countries all over the world spend a day picking up everything from cigarette butts and food wrappers, to lost fishing nets and major appliances. Because trash travels to the ocean by way of storm drains and waterways, they don’t just work along ocean beaches; these dedicated folks slog through mud and sand along lakes, streams, and rivers, too, often working far inland.
With several of the other local schools Tumaini set out with a group of students from both primary and high school and went into the centre of Likoni to help tidy the streets for the residents. Large piles of dust and litter go uncollected in the streets of Likoni, but as part of the school’s outreach into the local community they volunteered to help make Likoni a better place to live and work.
“Remember take it home – don’t throw it!”