Young people in Ghana are coming together to find solution to the country’s filth problems. One such initiative is “Recycle Up! Ghana”. This initiative has been bringing young men and women from the country’s Senior High Schools to help clear the filth in many Ghanaian neighbourhoods.
This year, as an improvement on previous years, the initiative is holding camps in Cape Coast, Accra and Kumasi simultaneously.
Here’s a press statement detailing activities of “Recycle Up! Ghana”.
TeoG Presents Recycle Up! Ghana 2016 Summer Camps in Cape Coast, Accra and Kumasi
Waste and filth is swamping Ghana and causing innumerable of problems. The government and many benevolent organisations have been working tirelessly to solve the problem of poor sanitation. This however hasn’t yielded massive results yet. The youth of Ghana, the future leaders of the Nation, have amazing ideas on how this canker can be solved and the results maintained for generations.
“Recycle Up! Ghana” is a project that aims to increase the awareness of young individuals about the waste problem and motivate them to make a difference in their schools and communities. The main element of the project is a two-week long summer camp that brings together students from various senior high schools. The maiden version of the camp was organised at KNUST campus in Kumasi in 2014. In 2015, the initiative went a step further and organised three parallel camps in Kumasi and Cape Coast. This year, 2016, there will be three parallel Summer Camps in Cape Coast, Accra and Kumasi. The project is powered by the German NGO “Technik ohne Grenzen e.V” (Technology without Borders, TeoG), together with their Ghanaian Chapters
The Cape Coast Camp takes place from 30th of July to the 9th of August 2016 and brings together 21 Students from 7 different Schools in the Cape Coast Metropolis, aged between 14 and 19, who were garnered from different Senior High Schools. The venue for the camp is the School Hostel, Cape Coast Polytechnic, Cape Coast which will allow for maximized training effectiveness and foster an ideal teamwork environment. The participating schools for the Recycle Up! Ghana Summer camp in Cape Coast include the University Practice Senior High School, Academy of Christ Senior High School, Efutu Senior High School, Edinaman Senior High School, Eguafo Senior High School and Cape Coast Technical Senior High School and Cape Coast International School. “Grand Finale” of the Camp is on the 7th of August, 2pm to 6pm on the Campus of Cape Coast Polytechnic. The general public – is warmly invited to join and watch us.