Youth against pollution in Namibia to be launched

The Youth against pollution in Namibia campaign aimed at raising awareness about the effects of pollution and littering on the environment will be launched on Monday at Delta Primary School.

In media statement issued to Nampa On Friday by European Union ( EU) Press Officer Susan Lewis, said they will co-fund and participate in a project launch which will be kicking off with presentation as from the 15 July at Delta Primary School.

The statement further said the first clean-up campaign will be held on the 20 July at the river running behind Arebbussch city lodge however the activities will also involve selected Schools and communities to participate in a clean �up hike.

The youth against pollution is a group that will collaborate with the Namibia Scientific Society that envisions creating environmental ambassadors through education Namibian youth on the negative impacts of littering and pollution in Namibia.

This project's overall objectives are to sensitise the public about the importance of healthy environment and our role as humans in protecting it reads statement.

It further stated that in the long term plan, the project seeks to create pro-active empowered Namibian citizens with a positive attitude towards themselves, community, their country and natural environment.

The group also seeks to encourage the Namibian population to actively get involved in cleaning and protecting the natural environment and to restore dignity.

EU envisaged visualising the status of pollution, littering and waste management in Namibia, raise awareness and changing attitudes as well as the behaviour of Namibians towards waste.

(They will be) engaging stakeholders such as general public, professionals, business people, universities, recycle Namibia forum, the Municipal and others these initiatives (and) presentations or printed materials with information on environment, waste management principles and impacts of littering, the statement read.

The EU partnered with Namibian Scientific Society to oversee the implementation of this project.

Source: Namibia Press Agency