October 25, 2013

North Leeward group celebrates Independence with environmental clean-up

As part of activities to mark the 34th anniversary of Independence of St Vincent and the Grenadines, the Generation Next youth organisation will be hosting a clean-up campaign at the Fitz Hughes beach on Monday, October 28.{{more}}

The group is expected to partner with the Solid Waste Management Unit and other stakeholders to host the event under the theme “Keeping SVG Clean, Preserving Our Future.”

Participants in the clean-up campaign are expected to gather at the Fitz Hughes beach from 8 a.m. The clean-up will be followed by a short ceremony at the site.

According to the group’s event organiser, Terranza Franklyn, this is a way for young people in the North Leeward community to contribute towards activities to mark the country’s 34th anniversary of Independence.

“We are saying thank you to St Vincent and the Grenadines in a big way, by reducing the amount out waste distributed on our beaches,” Franklyn noted.

“We are trying to get youngsters involved in something positive to mark our 34th anniversary of Independence. So, we decided to focus on the environment,” she said.

Participants will comprise a number of youth groups in the Chateaubelair district and members of the Richmond Vale Academy.