Young Green Anglicans clean up the beach in Maputo, Mozambique

“Cleaning the city, is renewing the environment”

In the context of defining new prospects for evangelization and world environment day celebration, the Anglican Youth of Maputo held last Saturday, June 6 a cleaning journey, on the beach of Catembe. This initiative under the theme “clean the city is renew the environment” aimed to celebrate the world environment day, as well as draw attention to the world for the appreciation of nature as God’s creation.

The activity was attended by 55 Anglican youth of both sexes, who voluntarily identify themselves and commit to this cause; they collected trash in a length of 1000 meters of the beach.

The type of waste collected, include:

  • Glass bottles
  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastics and others

To help the young people understand the importance of this initiative, we had a talk about public health and its relationship with the environment. Mr. Carlos Daniel Cumbe explained to the youth the story of creation according to Genesis books Chapters 1 and 2.

The District Secretary of the Anglican Youth of Maputo, Mr. Moses Nelson Sengulane, stressed the importance of moving forward the initiative. He invited young people to reflect in the coming days about the sustainability of the initiative, in ways we return to Catembe Beach, to raise awareness on the people who use the beach, because men and women were chosen by God to look after their creation.Carlos Respeito


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