Students Adopt a Beach and Clean it Up
The beach clean-up formed the launch of `iKubasa’ a service learning project aimed at cleaning up the local environment. Not only did the clean-up literally clean up the beach, but it also allowed students to better understand the nature of the litter problem and to talk to local beach-goers, some of whom were keen to help in the clean-up.
It was widely agreed that the lack of dustbins on the beaches is a real problem, while it was also apparent that residents of Maputo need to be encouraged to clean up after themselves. `We are hoping to unofficially `adopt’ this beach,’ said a spokesperson for the group, `and thereby encourage other schools and local community groups to do the same for other beaches in Maputo.’
Photo: Lena Schweizer