WORLD CLEAN UP DAY REPORT
PARTNER NGOs: SI4DEV, JCI and DevTrain
PARTNER BODIES: OWMA and NYSC
Date: September 15, 2018
The World Cleanup Day (also known as WCD) is a global social action program aimed at combating the global solid waste problem, including the problem of marine debris. The World Cleanup Day started 10 years back. The Global cleanup efforts have existed in many forms throughout human history, especially after widespread catastrophes such as earthquakes and floods
In modern history, these efforts are typically undertaken by the affected communities with support from international organization and NGOs.
World Cleanup Day harnesses the power of everyday people to achieve incredible things by joining together. Its beauty lies in cooperation and collaboration: building bridges between disparate communities, and including all levels of society – from citizens, to business, to government.
This was the beginning of a global bottom-up civic movement, Let’s Do It! World, which has spread like wildfire around the globe. The movement has grown to be the biggest of its kind in the world – uniting people from all corners of the planet to work together in cleaning the world of trash.
SI4DEV, JCI and DevTrain which are NGOs found the need to partner together to achieve this common goal of cleaning the community.
All the participants and the market women were gathered, the market women were lectured on the dangers attached to dirtiness and how the cleanliness is a collective work of the general populace and not just that of the government.
At around 06:45, Participants started arriving at the venue of the exercise. At about 07:09, all participants were briefed on the exercise of the day. The exercise proper of the day kick started at 07:46 with the first aspect of the exercise which was Mapping out of the areas to be sanitized. This was done using the let’s do it mobile app. It was successfully done and everyone proceeded to sensitizing the market women about the need for cleanliness.
There they were informed about the dangers attached to dirtiness and were also informed about how the cleanliness is a collective work of the general populace and not just that of the government.
After the sensitization, the main exercise of the commenced. With four different areas of the market haven’t been mapped out for the exercise. With all participants fully engaged in the exercise. The areas were made clean and the market women commended the organizers.
Three areas were sanitized which includes; Akindeko market and Oja Oba market
Wastes were been separated into different trash bags to separate the recyclable from the non recyclable.
104 trash bags were gotten
After the wastes had been collected into different trash bags, the wastes were sorted into different trash bags to separate the recyclable from the non-recyclable
The media men interviewed the participants and vote of thanks was given.
Group photographs were taken afterwards.