On 18 July we welcomed people mostly from St Paul’s and two DSW staff who provided the bags and red gloves to help us clean up our surroundings as part of our 67 Minutes for Mandela Day.
The Mandela Day Campaign message encourages people to use 67 minutes of their time to support a chosen charity or serve in their local community. The 67 minutes symbolically represent the number of years the former President fought for human rights and the abolition of apartheid.
We picked up litter in the park then by the taxi rank and the from of the church by the informal sellers. Some went around down Dr Pixley Kaseme St towards the post office.
See the photos of the 67 Minutes of Mandela Day
We then reflected on on our experience
- Lots of stompies, plastic tops or drinks.
- A number of bins around but not used. DSW will be doing some education in the area around littering.
- We noticed an improvement since the last clean up. We have a partnership with DSW and the people responsible for the park.