Soroptimist International (SI) and Women for Water Partnership (WfWP) members, together with the Ngara Girls High School, Nairobi, mobilised school girls, women and other like-minded stakeholders to participate in a school environment clean-up and tree-planting event, to mark this year’s World Environment Day.

Ngara girls high school is situated right in the centre of the Jua-Kali (open-air) industrial area of Nairobi’s central business region. The school proximity to motor garages, small-scale business artisan trading sheds and an open-air market, attracts a great deal of plastic waste. World Environment Day was a good opportunity to sensitise the students and neighboring communities to the need for clean surroundings and the dangers of plastic waste on the environment. “If you can’t re-use it, then refuse it” was the slogan adopted by over 1200 Ngara school girls during the celebration.