Volunteers clean up around Bellville Station
A GROUP of church volunteers has taken time out to clean the area surrounding Bellville Station.
Family and friends of the World Mission Society Church of God University Student Volunteer Group (Asez) all jumped in to do their bit for a cleaner environment.
Asez is a group of university student volunteers from the Church of God who act to solve practical problems around the world and will be carrying out various activities in 67 cities around the world.
Bellville Station, where banks, companies, and shopping malls are located, has a large “floating population”, resulting in a lot of illegal dumping and littering. In response, 130 volunteers cleaned up the litter.
The general pastor of World Mission Society Church of God, Joo-Cheol Kim, said: “Asez volunteers attracted people’s attention through this clean-up movement.”
Members of Asez, some all the way from Korea, participated at the clean-up, adding meaning to the day.
City councillors, mayco member Zahid Badroodien and councillor Jackie Visser, joined in on the volunteer activity and gave words of encouragement.
“It’s very exciting to see people from overseas and the local community working together to make our beautiful city even more beautiful. I see a lot of common threads in terms of what Asez is doing and what I would like to achieve as the new Mayco member for community services and health,” said Badroodien.
Asez member, Trevor Malgas, 22, from UWC, said: “It might seem like we are just picking up paper, but we are working toward a bigger goal, which is to reduce crime by removing the signs of public disorder.”
ASEZ volunteers are working towards reducing crime by removing signs of public disorder.