It was great excitement last weekend as the World changers Movement, an offshoot of Heal the World Movement eventually gave Temidire area of Sango Ota a fresh look as the second phase of the cleanup exercise in the area was made complete.
For this team of young and vibrant impact makers, the beginning of the exercise was just a scratch on the surface after which they felt there is more to be done and in a bid to fulfill the purpose for which the cleanup exercise was initiated, the second phase of the exercise was rolled out. For this team of young and vibrant impact makers, it wasn’t enough to settle with mediocrity but as far as they were concerned, bringing environmental decency and sanity to a refuse laden spot will leave them with dimple of joy.
You will recollect that we spoke about the maiden visit of the youth arm of Tola Olukilede Ministries International, The World Changers sometime last month when they led the drove of youths to Igiagbede Street in Temidire area of Sango Ota to do a thorough clean up. According to the impact coordinator Según Joseph, he recounted that the refuse heap has for long been in existence and so takes deliberate and importantly a revisit to get rid of it completely. In a similar vein, he stressed that the idea of the cleanup is to bring sanity again to the area and as well sensitize the people on good hygiene.
Narrating his experience on this second phase of the cleanup, Segun Joseph said;
“As the impact team lead I was at first nervous because so many things has been put to plan and so much expectations is expected from us. This cleanup was a huge success as it was an awesome experience cleaning the dirts in the environment. Although it was challenging but it was also fun all through.”
Segun further made us understand that volunteers came all the way from within the Ota area of Sango and as far as Abeokuta.
In a similar vein, the National Coordinator of World Changers Movement, Pastor Henry Idaewor who spoke to us on phone today, attest to the fact that the second phase of the cleanup was a success. In his reaction he said;
“We needed the second phase because the expected job was not completed in the first phase.”
According to him, the second phase though, had fewer volunteers compared to the first phase but it was well organized and impactful.
“We started 7.25am with just seven Volunteers including myself. Volunteers joined as they came. Some Volunteers came in from Abeokuta. At the end we had 26 Volunteers. We cleared everything. We had enough materials and equipment. Much work was done in the second phase.
“We learnt from the mistakes of the first phase and improved on them in the second phase. We had Partners from Samclean, Smile with Layo Foundation, Leo Club and OGEPA (Ogun State Waste Management Authority). They were wonderful.”
“Again, we went round the Community informing people who we are and why they need to identify with Heal The World Movement and the importance of always keeping their environment clean. Our Partners also took part in the sensitization”.
While rounding off with the cleanup it was gathered that a resident of the area, a lady, while commuting on a bike said in a short remark, words like;
“God will bless you people oh”
Another man out of excitement seeing youths give themselves to such community project said, each time he sees young people working, he is happy and think a better Nigeria is here.
This final phase of Temidire cleanup returned sanity to the area and further gave it a facelift. This recent community engagement of World Changers further makes us understand that making an impact requires nothing but the desire to leave this world better than we met it.
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