Green campers in Warrens clean-up
A group of young campers took part in a clean-up project in the Warrens, St Michael area this morning. The group from the Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme’s (YES) annual summer camp were smiling and laughing as they removed the garbage from the open area opposite KFC and Republic Bank.
YES manager and executive director of the camp, Selma Greene, said this year’s focus was on going green, hence the partnership with the Future Centre Trust to create an appreciation for the environment among the campers and to teach them about the importance of recycling.
“This is the last activity of camp. After setting up their businesses we wanted the campers to put in an effort where they gave a community outreach that coincided with the theme of the camp for this year.
“This is why we are cleaning up the Warrens area; and it is in close proximity of the camp and an area that we can see needs cleaning,” Greene explained.
The YES manager said while it was clear the campers enjoyed the activity and were pleased with the bags of garbage they had collected, she hoped they had learned the valuable lesson that litter polluted the environment.
She said the camp, which had 77 participants, also sought to foster an appreciation for entrepreneurship and self-employment among teenagers ranging from age 13 to 17.