Children’s Labor Of Love For City

For four days, Jalalabad’s schoolchildren picked up and threw away, clearing the litter and sprucing up their city
For four days, Jalalabad’s schoolchildren picked up and threw away, clearing the litter and sprucing up their city
USAID's RAMP UP East
For four days, Jalalabad’s schoolchildren picked up and threw away, clearing the litter and sprucing up their city
4 JUNE 2013 | JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN
 
For four days, Jalalabad’s schoolchildren picked up and threw away, clearing the litter from their city’s streets and demonstrating the positive effects of a sustained campaign of community service.
 
Rishma, an eighth-grader, said she learnt a great deal from the clean-up campaign, which was facilitated by USAID’s Regional Afghan Municipalities Program for Urban Populations (RAMP UP) – East.
 
“Today, we learned that working together in groups really speeds up work,” she said. “I hope to be able to work with others in rebuilding our country,” she added.
 
Jan Mohammad, another student, said he learnt the importance of doing his bit to keep his city clean. “We were happy that all of us came together to clean our school surroundings. It was a lot of work (but) the municipality alone cannot clean the entire city. I will encourage my family and relatives to clean their neighbor-hood.”

Last updated: May 15, 2014

Share This Page