Over 1,500 students from 75 schools will be cleaning up 25 beaches tomorrow in an hour. The campaign titled “Rescuing Our Coasts in an Hour” is not meant only to clean the coasts but also to encourage and teach students the value of voluntary work. [Source]
I really like the idea but it could also be very demotivating for the students if they visit the beach again after the weekend and see all the litter back again and their hard work gone to waste. Even though the baladiya has added a ton of new garbage bins all along the coastal pathway (like every 10 meters), a lot of people are still ignoring them.
While we’re on the subject, whatever happened to the KD1,000 fine for barbecuing in a public place? They should bring it back and create another fine for littering as well.
Picture above from the Doha beach clean up [Link]