More than 100 participants from Dubai Men’s College joined thousands of other volunteers from Dubai schools, colleges, universities and other organizations for the mass community event “Clean Up UAE” at Nad Al Sheba on December 12.
The cleanup campaign was organized by the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG).
In less than an hour the DMC group managed to collect a huge pile of trash that consisted of glass bottles, cans, rope, plastic pipes, plastic bags, and even big meshes.
It was not only an enjoyable experience but also an encouraging one that developed a sense of responsibility and commitment among the team. Some of the participants were surprised to see the amount of rubbish collected in such a short time.
The beautiful weather and the community spirit that came with joining of hands with people of all ages and nationalities towards a good cause made this day a great success.
“Events like this help to educate our students and spread awareness about protecting the environment. It is very important to give students an opportunity to participate in such activities as it instills a sense of responsibility in them” said one of the DMC Environmental Club coordinators.
Clean-up UAE is an annual environmental campaign involving colleges, schools, companies and government departments. Participants clean certain areas as a symbolic initiative to protect the environment.
The Emirates Environmental Group this year selected more than 100 locations in UAE that represent the natural and urban environments of the seven emirates.
The DMC contribution to this campaign sends an important message to raise environmental awareness and reflects HCT’s commitment towards the community and the environment. DMC has been participating in this campaign since 2007.
“We are not ashamed to go out and clean our own country. Events like this help to build up our self-confidence and give an opportunity to serve the community and help keep animals alive” said Yousef Al Jawadri, president of the DMC Environmental club.
“It is nice to be with our youngsters in this event. They motivated us rather than us motivating them. I am going to share what I saw today with my family,” said Hamad Al Ali.