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"Cleanliness is next to Godliness". We all know that but living it out is always something else. Friends of the Men’s Christian Guild and the Youth Fellowship took this message to the streets of Gugulethu, raising a cleaning awareness initiative thus creating the Gugulethu we imagine. We also handed out bookmarks with tips on how to approach the exams to the 2015 matriculants, who are writing their final year exams. The DO's and DON'Ts as one sits for an exam.
We started with prayer, inviting God to be part of this campaign. It was energizing to see our older members Mr Dibela and Mr Siqwane joining forces with young men, encouraging us and not just talking but also hands on. We began cleaning from NY 2, NY 28, NY 38 through NY 40
The cleaning campaign was backed and supported by the local municipality, who provided us with plastics bags, a truck and their helping hand. It was great seeing the community having such positive response to these combined campaigns. We had conversations with the residents, some with touching stories of unemployment and poverty and some with funny tales with puns, which made our effort and hard work seamlessly easy. The weather was pleasant, although hot, we had residents helping with water to cool down.
We completed the campaign successfully, a bit tired but with high spirits and sense of success. We cannot forget the happy faces we met along this short campaign, fun, laughter, new and old friends we met along the way. We want to thank all those that participated in the campaign. These are a few acts of love and commitment to just getting to know our neighbours and get to talk to people we have not talked to. It was in deed love in action.
See them in action.