Green and clean project
IAYSP- SENEGAL organized Green and clean project on 30 august 2020 in Tivaouane Peulh.
As backgrounder, Green and Clean has been one of the principal projects of YSP-Senegal since before it’s official launch in January 2019. Its goal is to change both the face of the nation starting with a city and the mentality of the citizen into are greener and cleaner ones. Many attempts were made in the past but none with the participation of both the authorities and the community and so, difficultly bared fruits. To have a different result this time, the project was presented to and supported by authorities going from the mayor of Tivaouane Peulh, to the Prefect of Bambilor to the Ministry of Environment.
This activity was held over the course of multiple days. The chosen place was none other than the alleyway behind the YSP Center. The first day was done in the presence of the authorities such as stated earlier, and during it, the first tree was planted by all the participants as a symbolic start to the activity.
The following days, YSP members and a group of youngsters went to meet the families living in the area in order to present the project but also sensitize them on how to care for the trees that each household would be in charge of. The afternoon of those days was given to planting said trees. Each family helped with the plantation and did the first watering of their tree
On Sunday, the different family’s representant met up with YSP to talk about the weekly clean up and close the activity.
Although, it may seem like a small step forward, we hope that their mentality will leap bounds as they are caring for their trees.