Clean up Australia Day 2014
The Smallest Actions Can Have the Largest Impact”
Despite the strong showers over the weekend, volunteers from the Muslim Women’s Welfare of Australia (MWWA) braved the conditions, volunteering to participate in Clean up Australia Day on the 2/03/14. The group consisting of nine adults and children, removed rubbish including glass cans, plastic bags and syringes from Nagle Street Park, a popular family area within Liverpool.
President Faten El Dana emphasised the importance of maintaining family areas such as Nagle Street park to ensure that children are safe while playing and simultaneously educating them on the importance of community pride and environmental awareness. “Ensuring that Australia is clean is not an individual responsibility but a community responsibility. It only takes a few people for real change to happen”.
MWWA which started in the year 2004 has been involved in numerous community initiatives including organising seminars on drug and alcohol abuse as well Hepatitis. Miss El-Dana stating “Education is a vital tool for everyone and whether it is based on health or the environment, it is the awareness of an issue which can encourage positive change”.
Sunday however was aimed at removing barriers and encouraging people from a variety of cultural backgrounds to participate in cleaning our city. Through groups such as MWWA participating in community initiatives such as Clean-up Australia day many people from emerging communities will also be encouraged to participate and help preserve the environment within Liverpool and continue making it an area for everyone to continue to enjoy. “Often the smallest actions have the largest impact and it can be as simple as picking up some rubbish”.