The UNC “Youths on a Mission” caravan today launched it environmental awareness “Hands in the Sands” campaign with a beach clean-up exercise in Mayaro.
This follows the successful launch of its “Learn to Live” program which saw the distribution of thousands of school bags, books and other basic school items to children from under privileged communities nationwide.
The UNC Youth arm has been working in collaboration with AG Anand Ramlogan who has spearheaded these initiatives with Chairman of the Youth arm Nicholas Morris.
Over one hundred youths attended the beach clean-up exercise which led to the removal of over 100 garbage bags of rubbish and debris. This was followed by a lively lecture delivered by Dr. Junior Darsan from the Institute of Marine Affairs on the importance of the environment entitled “protecting mother earth- saving the future generations”. A healthy debate ensued during the question and answer session during which time the AG dealt with the legal aspects of the protection of the environment.
The UNC Youths on a Mission were joined dozens of youths from the Mayaro community and beach goers who praised the efforts of the youths. The “Hands in the Sands” environmental project will continue as the UNC youths visit beaches and rivers across the country to conduct similar exercises.