Qalat Collaborates To Clean Up City

Working together, volunteers enthusiastically swept their city and collected trash.
Working together, volunteers enthusiastically swept their city and collected trash.
USAID's RAMP UP - South
Working together, volunteers enthusiastically swept their city and collected trash
24 JULY 2013 | ZABUL, AFGHANISTAN
 
“Hashar”, which means collaboration, is a common word in Qalat in southern Afghanistan, but the city’s residents did not understand its transformative power till their first clean-up day.
 
Working together, volunteers enthusiastically swept their city and collected trash.
 
Qalat is the capital of Zabul province and Governor Mohammad Ashraf Nasiri himself launched the Hashar campaign, alongside government officials and prominent citizens.
 
The governor said cleanliness had to be a way of life for Qalat and residents should use the municipal trash bins.
 
The campaign was organized by the local authority with support from USAID’s Regional Afghan Municipalities Program for Urban Populations (RAMP UP) – South.
 
It excited media interest across the province, including from half-a-dozen news websites and Yawali and RTA Zabul, the local radio and television stations respectively.

Last updated: December 26, 2013

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