Young people of eThekwini central archdeaconry youth cleaned Blue Lagoon beach in honour of Mandela
For the 100 years of Madiba young people gathered to celebrate the legend by contributing towards eliminating plastic pollution and any other form of waste evident in the area surrounding the oceans. The Blue Lagoon beach extends from Suncoast Casino all the way up to Durban North separated by a bridge. On weekends it is the place to be as it buzzes with cars playing loud music, people dancing, braaing so the level of dirt gets to be overwhelming, this became one of the reasons why young people chose it. What was pleasing to see was that just opposite us across the bridge were another group cleaning up, that motivated young people to join forces and other environmental initiative in the area in order to keep a clean and safe environment for us and all of God’s creation.
On arrival we opened in prayer, divided into three teams one that focuses on plastic (straws, bottle tops etc) the other on paper (serviettes, boxes etc) and the last one on any other form of waste found.
Accolades goes up to Revd. Canon Vernon the eThekwini Central youth Chaplain and KZN ASF chaplain, parents that attended in support together with Nokwazi from Durban solid waste who assisted with plastic bags, gloves, peak caps and masks, we remain forever grateful for their love and support lastly to Fah from Green-ELCSA . (Lutherans)
Mandisa Gumada, Diocesan Youth Coordinator
Diocese of Natal