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Recycling to start at Development Centre

A new recycling project is about to be launched at the Albert Cecil Graham Development Centre.

The Help Our People Earn (H.O.P.E), project is the brainchild of final year undergraduate social work student of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Dionne Watson who is in the process of completing her internship at the Jemmott’s Lane facility.

 “I hope to inspire and encourage residents to come on board and assist in helping the students make Project H.O.P.E a success. The students at the Albert Cecil Graham Development Centre have special needs and the centre’s workshop provides an avenue for differently-abled youth to become more productive,” she said.

“The workshop already recycles as part of its environmental programme. However; the objective of this project is to promote recycling on a larger scale at the centre, which will later be extended to the community.”

Watson added that as the students became capable of taking on the role of micro businesspersons, with the centre’s assistance and supervision, the initiative would help them become more independent and be in a better position to earn their own income upon graduation from the institution.

“We can help our very special people earn and become proud, productive citizens, and the public’s very kind contribution will be appreciated. This is the start of creating a dream and making it become a reality for our young adults,” the social work student said.

With the help of parents and staff, the H.O.P.E. project will launch at the Centre’s Workshop on Saturday morning, then within the communities of the students who attend the Centre.

Source: (BGIS)

4 Responses to Recycling to start at Development Centre

  1. Doria Alleyne
    Doria Alleyne April 9, 2015 at 8:30 am

    (Y) (Y) (Y) (Y)

  2. Angela Gray
    Angela Gray April 9, 2015 at 8:48 am

    This needs to be implemented island wide 😀

  3. Charles Alleyne
    Charles Alleyne April 9, 2015 at 10:50 am

    This is a very good idea but Barbadians thinking and attitude towards garbage disposal will need to retrained to have the desire effect for having a clean environment.The separation of garbage has to be taught in our schools and home and the wider public so as to cultivate persons to see the need for having clean surroundings.In Canada this is done and they have an excellent system in place which have allow them to have a clean country.

  4. Samud Ali
    Samud Ali April 9, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    We love to be behind times then suddenly sound like we’re innovating… The plague of the third world. No matter how we start we MUST deal with the national attitude towards littering, we generally stink


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