American Society of Safety Engineers – Kuwait (ASSE) organized a Beach Cleanup Drive on 16 April at Mahboula Beach. During the event, around 200 people including school children from Indian Educational School, Jaleeb Al-Shyoukh and India International School, Mangaf, ASSE Members and their family members , General public from all over Kuwait.
The program started with a welcome speech from ASSE Kuwait Chapter where in Secretary Jignesh Shah welcomed all the participants. He thanked all for their presence and active participation. ASSE Kuwait Chapter President G. Sampath Reddy informed the participants that “Our goal for Cleanup Day at Mahboula Beach is not only to pick up every piece of trash we can reach, but also to educate the public on the responsibility of keeping the beaches clean and save our mother environment”.
Outreach Committee Head Safdar Ali Khan delivered a safety talk on the do’s & don’ts. T Shirts, caps, hand gloves and trash bags were distributed to all the participants before the trash collection.
The volunteers spent 2 hours picking up everything from cigarette butts, plastic bottles and food wrappers to lost fishing nets and major appliances etc. The group leaders coordinated the trash collection and the trash bags were collected at identified collection centers and then later, all the trash bags were loaded in a heavy truck and transported.
The Cleanup Drive started at 8:00 am and stretched till 10.30 am. During the closing notes as part of appreciation and recognizing the efforts of the people, ASSE Kuwait Chapter Executive Committee members handed over mementos to Bhavans and IES School Principals for their support. The event was supported by the Kuwait Municipality, Ahmadi Governorate.
Finally the participation certificates were distributed to all the school children for their active role in the event. The ASSE – Kuwait Chapter, has been organizing these events in Kuwait for several years; targeting a new beach every year.