The Ambassador Club Rotaract Muteesa 1 Royal University Kirumba in D9214, Uganda organized awareness education and actions in Uganda for young people:
- Kalangala Mwena cleanup (with clubs from all over Greater Masaka)
- Interact club of Wagwa high school community project
- Interact club of Mustard seed senior secondary school in Lukaya.
The actions are aimed on increasing awareness on plastic awareness as well as action. One of the actions was to create waste bins from plastic bottles to be used at the school for waste sorting.
Geofrey Arinait enabled T-shirts and inspired Rotaractors In Uganda to participate in the ‘Youth for a plastic free Lake Victoria’ project in the Kalangala district and Lake Victoria landing and fishing site.
The aim of this project is to establish knowledge, skills and structures that enable circular economic development in Kalangala district and around Lake Victoria landing and fishing sites (through Training and empowering of 10,000 end plastic ambassadors, zero waste climate advocate, 6000 school children and 4000 Community members and establishing community collection center.
Major objective is the establishment of good practices and plastic pollution control measures with locally based practical mechanisms and knowledge plus projects which can be multiplied and up scaled to other regions of the country and to other countries.
The Kalangala district also known as ‘ssese’ is a district in Uganda with 5.1 % land and the rest is water, with 84 widely scattered islands and 43 inhabited ones the largest being bugala.current population of 35,000 people.
Lake Victoria is the largest African Great lake with a surface area of approximately 59,947km (23,146 sq mi) and world’s 2nd largest freshwater lake 7,142 kilometers after the world’s largest continental Lake Superior in North America.
The approach is to inspire and empower the young generation of school going children, youth, fishing communities and the business community on the best way of protecting and fighting plastic pollution from killing our lake and motherland biodiversity. The ripple effects of fighting plastic pollution in Uganda will benefit nature, biodiversity and people everywhere, and help then save marine life and enhancement of bright future for the generations that will come.