Mnarani Streets Cleanup
Date: Tue, September 30, 2014 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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On September 30, a group of volunteers will be hitting the streets of Mnarani to clean up waste and bring awareness of an upcoming waste management project in our community. The cleanup will start at 8 a.m. in Mnarani village, and is open to anyone who wants to help.
Volunteer Service Organization (VSO) International
, in collaboration with the Kilifi-based Where Talent Lives
is organizing the cleanup effort, according to local VSO volunteer John Duncan. The groups are starting a waste management project in Kilifi, "whereby vulnerable groups in society (including injecting drug users, teenage mothers, and out of work youth) are to be employed to help clean the community," Duncan tells us.
The aim of this project is to provide skills and employment for these groups, and to tackle the negative effects of improper waste management on the environment and the community…We hope to raise awareness of the upcoming waste management project, and show how, with the right coordination and effort from the community, the problem of environmental degradation in Kilifi can be overcome.
Where Talent Lives is a Kilifi-based youth-led organization based in which advocates at both local and policy levels on implementation on the existing policies on Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights (SRHR) of young people, according to their Facebook page.