Vol­un­teers get dirty to clean city

Cape Argus - - FRONT PAGE - – Staff Re­porter

THE In­ter­na­tional Work­ers Bi­ble Academy (IWBA) vol­un­teers had a clean-up cam­paign in the Cape Town CBD yes­ter­day to cre­ate aware­ness of a safe work­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

One of the or­gan­is­ers, Kusile Ke­wana, said the aim was to in­spire al­tru­isim through vol­un­teer ac­tiv­i­ties. “Clean-up must be a con­tin­u­ous thing. We can­not stop, be­cause peo­ple are con­tin­u­ously lit­ter­ing. Our goal is to cre­ate a safe work­ing en­vi­ron­ment and to raise aware­ness about en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues like cli­mate change, and to change peo­ple’s mind­sets about how they view their sur­round­ings.”

The IWBA is a vol­un­teer group of the World Mis­sion So­ci­ety Church of God and is com­posed of young adults. It started in South Korea.

About 70 vol­un­teers were di­vided into groups and sent to their work­ing ar­eas in Or­ange Street, Hope Street, Gar­dens. They car­ried ban­ners and sang about the work they were do­ing. Most vol­un­teers were work­ers or univer­sity stu­dents.

Si­novuyo Lu­sizi, 23, a vol­un­teer, said they were shar­ing love and putting teach­ings into prac­tice through a clean en­vi­ron­ment.

“To­day we are clean­ing gar­dens and shin­ing the glory of the Lord to the world. We work with mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties and they pointed us here.”

PIC­TURE: JA­SON BOUD

SHIN­ING ON: Mem­bers of the In­ter­na­tional Work­ers Bi­ble Academy of the World Mis­sion So­ci­ety Church of God take to the streets.

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