2024 Session 20 Report: Environmental Clean-Up Exercise

Itsekiri NextGen Project: 2024 Session 20 Report

  • Topic: Environmental Clean-up Exercise
  • Date: 1st of June 2024
  • Volunteers Present: 6
  • Total Number of Attendees: 53
  • Timings: 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • Venue: Former Caravan 4, Aja-Pessu (Pessu Town), Warri
  • Main Topic/Activity: World Environment Day
  • Resource Person: Itsekiri NextGen team


This session aimed to engage participants in celebrating World Environment Day by cleaning up the hall and surrounding areas.

Session Delivery

Aligning with the United Nations’ notable days, the session on June 1st was dedicated to an environmental clean-up exercise to honor World Environment Day, observed annually on June 5th.

The coordinator briefed the participants on the importance of caring for the environment, emphasizing that everyone should maintain their immediate surroundings and avoid littering.

Emmanuel Egbe elaborated on this, stressing the importance of keeping the environment clean and urging participants to use the provided bins instead of littering the hall with sachets and papers.

Disposable gloves were distributed to each participant to protect them from direct contact with the trash. Participants were then divided into subgroups and assigned different areas around the hall, each provided with trash bags.

The clean-up was conducted enthusiastically. The coordinator shared this year’s World Environment Day slogan, “Our Land, Our Future,” which the participants chanted as they worked.

After cleaning the hall, the participants extended their efforts to the main Itsekiri street leading to Odiin Road. Upon reaching the junction, they were directed to return to the hall by the volunteers. They tied up the trash bags and handed them to a waiting cart man.

Afterwards, everyone removed their gloves and disposed of them in the last trash bag.


  • Debi Amadedon
  • Emmanuel Egbe
  • Jolomi Tedeye
  • Ani Toju
  • Itse Mirabel Ukubeyinje

Other Key Activities During the Session

  • Packing up heaps of dirt dumped in a corner of the hall.

What Went Wrong

  • The generator went off at some point.

Overall, the session was a success, instilling a sense of environmental responsibility and teamwork among the participants.

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