Region: 
West Africa
Name of the country team: 
Let's Do It, Senegal!
Contact e-mail: 
senegal [at] letsdoitworld [dot] org


All cleanups

Timesort icon Cleanup project name Region within the country Actual number of volunteers
01.06.2013 (All day) Let’s Do It, Senegal!
11.11.2012 (All day) Let’s Do It, Senegal! 700


Media coverage in other channels

TFM - Mon, 27/05/2013
Let's Do It! Senegal introducing cleanup project and Let's Do It! World Cleanup. Read more »


News

30.07.2014 Conferences in three continents coming up to boost cleanup actions around the world »
Let’s Do It! World supports organising regional conferences in Asia, in Africa and in America in order to boost organising successful cleanup actions and motivate teams to keep up the good work.
12.09.2013 Volunteers will join forces for cleanups in September »
More than 100 countries have already joined The worldwide civic led action Let’s Do It! World Cleanup. Many countries have chosen September as the best month to carry out their cleanup days, many are designed as trial runs prior to the Mediterranean Sea cleanup on the 10th of May 2014.


World Cleanup 2012

Cleanup project: Let’s Do It, Senegal! – 11.11.2012 (All day)
Actual number of volunteers: 700
Amount of waste collected: No data yet
Short overview
The Cleanup took place in two locations over 4 large sites. -Dirty market place in a popular Neighborhood (HLM Market) -Coastline at the entrance of Dakar (Rufisque) Why let's do it Senegal? One look at our immediate environment allows us to realize how big problem is waste management in Senegal. At every corner, there are masses of garbage which complicate the daily lives of the population. Our cities are crumbling under the weight of the garbage and one day of non-collection of these wastes causes enormous losses. We know that local and even state officials are struggling to find a solution for this problem. The street is not a dumpsite, neither are the public places. Eradicating this waste, cleaning public places, markets and other areas can help to raise awareness among the masses and policy makers but also to give a new face to our environment. With whom? Mobilization capacity of Senegalese youth has been demonstrated. Schools are increasingly engaged in civic activities and youth movements. Some associations are working in the field of the environment, local communities and other stakeholders (businesses, national ministries and departments etc.). We have mobilized more than 700 people and financial and material resources to carry out such an action. Where and when? At first, we thought it would be useful and appropriate to define our work at two departments before expanding throughout the country. For questions concerning the mobilization of human resources, we have targeted for the department of Dakar, the HLM Market and the Department of Rufisque coastline. The date of Sunday, November 11th 2012 was chosen to conduct these two actions simultaneously. The overall outcome of the cleanups was successful. In January 2013 we plan to organize a national clean up! Wish us luck!
Situation before the cleanup
-dirty market place in a popular Neighborhood (HLM Market) -heavily Polluted coastline at the entrance of Dakar (Rufisque)
Organizing
Structure. The core team consisted of 3 people and it was established for the clean up
Finance. Cleaning materials were financed by the Mayors of HLM (The market neighborhood) and Rufisque (the coastine). The Ministry of territory Layouts and decentralized cooperation financed the trash trucks 700 packs of juices, 700 packs of water and a sound system were financed by a Senegalese company named OASIS international. 100 T-shirts were sold to staff members and students of the Senegalese American Bilingual School 240.000 was collected from The Senegalese American Bilingual School in Dakar's staff members and administration. 600 gloves and 400 trash bags were offered by the founder of the Senegalese American Bilingual School in Dakar. -10 buses were offered by the Senegalese American Bilingual School in Dakar - Policemen for security were offered by the Senegalese Army
Partners. - S.A.B.S (The Senegalese- American- Bilingual School): 100 T-shirts were sold to staff members and students of the Senegalese American Bilingual School 240.000 was collected from The Senegalese American Bilingual School in Dakar's staff members and administration. 600 gloves and 400 trash bags were offered by the founder of the Senegalese American Bilingual School in Dakar. OASIS international: 700 packs of Juices, 700 packs of water and a sound system were financed -Local Community Representatives of HLM and Rufisque: Cleaning Materials were financed by the Mayors of HLM (The market neighborhood) and Rufisque (the coastine). 25 cleaning professional were brought in by the Mayor's office of HLM. - The Ministry of territory Layouts and Decentralized Cooperation financed the 8 Trash Trucks - Rufisque Youth council - Rufisque Directorate of Technical Services - RTS 1 TV (national television) made several announcements about the event and will cover future clean up events - The Boys and Girls Scout of Dakar ( organizers and clean up participants) - "Les Eclaireurs et Eclaireuses de Dakar" ( organizers and clean up participants) - Association of volunteers for the environment Ouakam (clean up participants) - Peace Corps ( Clean up participants)
Volunteers. - 600 youth volunteers and 100 adult volunteers - 11 organisations
Logistics. Coordinating team: Fatimata Kane, Ibrahima Niang and Ababacar Ndour -2 sites (Rufisque and HLM) on the same day from 8:am to 2 pm -8 garbage points 2 points (Garage de Guediewaye and Corniche Ouest) 4 points (from Ndeppe to Diawlene) -700 clean up participants registered as clean up participants that morning ( S.A.B.S school students and staff, Youth Associations, Community members and External volunteers) - 10 relatively large buses were available for HLM clean up participants ( from homes to clean up location and back) -They were separated into groups of and were given ribbons (the 5 colors of the let's do it logo) -Groups split up into a 10:200 ration (adult monitor:youth)
Waste
Short overview of mapping. -HLM (marketplace): 2 points (Garage de Guediewaye and Corniche Ouest) -Rufisque (coastline): 4 points (from Ndeppe to Diawlene)
Cleaned garbage points: 8
Waste handling. Senegal does not have a recycling center yet. We took the garbage to the waste transfer zones of Dakar
Waste types. Paper, plastics, glass, food, tyres and cement

Some lovely story from the cleanup day

On the day of the cleanup in HLM some adorable 3-4 years old kids joined us in the cleanup. They were so dedicated although no one asked them to be. They just grabbed a bag and started picking up trash.
After the cleanup in Rufisque the volunteers and partners joined to have lunch and tea together as a happy family. Everyone was so enthusiastic!



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