You may remember from a recent update that children from the Mukamusaba Conservation Club were about to put their knowledge of environmental conservation into action during a litter pick in Livingstone.
On Wednesday February 12th, the children rolled up their sleeves and set to work cleaning up the area along Airport Road, which links Mukamusaba School with the town centre.
Along with Lion Encounter staff, three volunteers also took part; Charles from England, Louisa from USA and Lina from Sweden. Before starting work, Lina gave the team a brief lesson on why it is important not to drop litter and why it is vital that regular litter picks are carried out.
She told the children that litter has a negative effect on both the environment; killing and injuring wildlife and destroying habitats, and society through the degradation of neighbourhoods and the costs involved in cleanup operations.
Many motorists and pedestrians who live nearby Airport Road witnessed the children getting involved in the litter pick. It is hoped that by acting as environmental role models, the children may help to change attitudes towards littering in the longer term.