CUW values your input and would love to hear about
your environmental activities and achievements. The information you provide here will enable CUW to profile your initiatives
in the annual Activity Report, on the CUW website, in resources produced for sponsors and as content in CUW media releases.
Information should be received before December 31st to ensure it is included in the Activity Report. Please use the following
questions as a guide and feel free to provide any additional information - use extra pages if necessary.
Name of Member organization Udogo youth development Group
Name of coordinator/contact person
Samwel Okech Kongere
1. Please describe each of the Clean Up the World activities and/or projects
you held this year. Include dates and the number of volunteers involved. Please use extra pages as necessary
- Udogo youth development Group organized
a tree planting day on 5th June 2005
to commemorate the UNEP environmental day. 40 youths, 60 Women, 12 teachers and 100 children were involved in planting more
than 300 seedlings all a long the Rusinga Island Ring Road.
- The members involved in the
outreach to the community and training of the community in Maintaining the fish beaches from 30th August 2005 t0
8th September 2005 by making them clean, observing the proper ways of sanitation all over Rusinga island which
is surrounded by many fish beaches and most people don’t observe proper sanitation, members moving to the field for
their community outreaches.
- On the
clean up the world weekend of September 16th-18th 2005 the members participated very bravely
at Mbita Boat landing Bay to Clean Mbita point of Suba district with a slogan of “HELP CLEAN MBITA POINT BOAT LANDING BAY”. It was the first clean up prgrramme in Mbita Town, a small fishing town in south-western part of Kenya at the shores of Lake Victoria.
2. Please describe the location(s) of your activities. For example, why did you choose the location? Is the area
of natural or cultural significance? Are there any unique or important geographical features?
- The Mbita Boat landing bay was chosen
after very many consultations together with the Local Authority here to get rid of the waste filtering the area, Mbita has no proper waste deposal area and having a demonstration here was meant getting attention of many
Fishermen coming daily to sell their catch from different Islands,
- It is also an area where
many travelers coming across Mbita Town towards the Islands pass through and use the landing bay: the wastes has been a great
nuisance for people moving in with their fish catch and commuters from other parts of the country.
- The plastic and electric
wastes here have become a danger to fish and other marine inhabitants. They die sometimes from choking and this can be experienced
from the many floating fish over some known mornings, and when filleted can be seen the wastes after night choking. To the
fishermen also they interfere with the nets i.e. catching the wastes instead of the fish itself!
- Due to the above reasons
the demonstration of making the area clean could make the Town’s local authority to help address the situation, it could
also help them in identifying an area for proper waste disposal or make them see the need of organizing a recycling system
for the waste.
- The area itself could also
serve as a tourist site if properly cared for, the members thought they could use the area in demonstrating their arts products
and even use some wastes to make some valuable art products for income generating.
- We also wanted to show the
world and our community that caring for our environment is very important to maintain our health and the natural resources
3. What environmental problems and issues did you concentrate on?
The plastic and electric wastes here have become a danger to fish and other marine inhabitants.
They die sometimes from choking and this can be experienced from the many floating fish over some known mornings, and when
filleted can be seen the wastes after night choking. To the fishermen also they interfere with the nets i.e. catching the
wastes instead of the fish itself! And the general cleanliness of our Town will make us get much revenue and Visitors.
4. If you held a Clean Up event:
How much waste was collected (by weight)? The waste collected was something in the tune of 1 ton
What were the main types of waste collected (e.g. plastic, glass, paper)?
Plastic and paper wastes
Was any of the waste recycled?
If yes, please indicate what materials
We have electricity but the recycling machines are expensive for the group to purchase
but recycling these wastes can make the area attractive as the area local council prepares to have a better waste disposal
5. List/describe any other events or environment campaigns that your activities
were linked with.
Tree planting, primary health care, Malaria control and environmental campaigns. The volunteers
helped plant trees donated by the Ministry of Natural resources and environment. 200 Trees planted a long the government offices
6. List any celebrities, local politicians or other prominent people who assisted
your CUW activities. If
possible, provide a quote (quote may be used for promotional purposes)
Local Area Councilors Kefa Odundo Onyango, Samuel Orwa, Town council Chairman and Town
Clerk “HELP CLEAN MBITA POINT MBITA BOAT LANDING BAY
7. Describe the support you received from your local and national media. Please specify media type i.e. print,
radio, television and if possible, attach copies of media coverage received and your media contact
Given that we live in the rural area there was no proper media coverage even though we
had approached them before the event, there was only the road announcements using loud speakers all round before the event
and after the event of clean
up the world. The local
authority supported in giving us coverage in announcing the event in district meetings and given a vehicle
for the purpose of announcement.
MBITA POINT TOWN COUNCIL
P.O. BOX 347,
8. List your primary sponsors’ names
MBITA POINT TOWN COUNCIL
Chairman Mbita point town council
9. List/describe how being a part of CUW has impacted on your community.
(E.g. improved environmental awareness, cleaner local environment, fewer health problems,
Being part of clean up the world has made our community aware of their safer environment.
After mobilization the communities can now eye ways of finding means of recycling the wastes
to have them live in a clean environment to maintain better health standards, it has improved their environmental awareness.
The local Authority has identified a waste disposal area and this will help in minimizing
the waste all over
We also wish to maintain and hope the fish won’t die now due to choking because we
will help burn or make compost from the wastes and improve on the causes.
10. Have your activities influenced any community or government environmental
policies? Please provide
The government is soon becoming up with a community environmental day to address the environmental
On the other had the community will now have to maintain by giving the clean up event a
priority by selecting days for such environmental concerns
11. Please give details of any interesting or inspiring stories that happened
as part of your activities. (Attach photos and extra paper if necessary. Please note photographs may be used for promotional purposes)
After finding the area to clean up the members were happy to identify some hidden places
for mosquito breeding sites/areas, it made the entire team to rest down after a thorough spray of the mosquito breeding site
you can see them holding Sprayer.
12. Do you have any other comments about the resources and support provided
by Clean Up the
It was very good to get the materials; the clean up the world can continue giving samples
and you can as well help member organizations to get the international sponsors to help in short term promotions while they
13. Do you have any other comments, suggestions, or ideas to assist Clean
up the World?
The materials were few and getting the sponsors for such a short time is not easy, we therefore
hope next time the samples for the posters can come earlier to help in earlier preparation.
The member organizations can also make suggestions to be put on the posters/T-shirts and
these can help the local community realize the group or organization is taking part in the community locally not having a
poster and a T-shirt from some event in another part of the globe.
We need proper modifications for identification i.e. certificates to us more official in
our own dealing with other environmentalists. Official recognition international a ward.
We therefore wish to send you some suggestions for our promotional samples later if you
agree with this suggestion
Please complete this form after your event and return to:
Clean Up the World Pty Ltd
Post: 18 Bridge Road, Glebe NSW 2037 Australia Fax: +61 2 9692 0761 Email: