To raise environmental awareness in our community and to secure a clean, conducive and healthy lifestyle for the youth, the Open Heart Youth Movement (OHYM) Bulusan volunteered a day of cleanup drive in Brgy. Dapdap, Bulusan, Sorsogon on June 5, 2021.

This initiative is also to support the project taken by the Sangguniang Kabataan in the said barangay entitled “One Day Cleanup Drive and Healthy Lifestyle to Youth Amidst COVID-19”.  This project is developed so that everyone can work together in promoting a clean environment and implementing COVID preventive measures to ensure that its citizens stay in a clean and safe environment.  

To start with, the volunteers gathered in the Barangay Hall of Dapdap, early morning of the said date.  Of course, there is a serious virus out there so cleanups should be done in harmony with the latest health protocols against COVID like wearing face mask, physical distancing and frequent hand washing.  The group also had a warm up first to make sure that our bodies are conditioned for the activity.

At least 75 youth participated in the cleanup drive. Among the activities done were the cleaning of streets and riverbanks, clearing drainage, disposing non biodegradables such as cans, bottles and plastics.  Sacks of rubbish were collected and dumped them in the right place.

The participation of the OHYM Bulusan has been meaningful because we know that in our own little way, through such activities, we make a significant contribution to this goal… a better environment for all.

To God be the glory!

Prepared by: Jennifer Bugaring, OHYM Bulusan Beneficiary

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