Y’s Youth Embrace ‘Week4Waste’

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Y’s Youth Embrace ‘Week4Waste’

Over the last couple weeks you may have seen photos from the Week4Waste campaign on our social media platforms. With a special effort requested during the week of 18-25 April, the initiative was not only enthusiastically adopted by  YMI clubs across the world but also our Y’s Youth Clubs who were out in force, cleaning up their local communities and spreading the message of waste reduction. What a great way to celebrate Earth Day!

Latin America

Y’s Youth across Latin America, including the Y’s Youth Club of La Victoria, joined the Y’s Service Club of Cochabamba (Bolivia) and Y’s Men’s Club of Santiago (Chile) to head into their local neighborhoods and parks to pick up rubbish.


Communities in Kosovo received special attention during Week4Waste as many young people from YMCA of Kosovo organised clean-up activities in Peja, Gjakova and Decan.


The Y’s Youth Club of Lumbini, Y Service Club of Lumbini and the Samata School jointly organised a Week4Waste project that cleaned the school and their neighborhood in Kawasoti.


The youth from the Y’s Men Clubs of Chiang Mai were on hand to clean the neighbourhood around the YMCA Chiang Mai building.

Hong Kong

The Y’s Men’s Clubs of Hong Kong District, many youths from Wan Tau Tong and JAMDB dragon boat clubs, and other organisations in Hong Kong jointly organised a Week4Waste campaign in Sam Mun Tsai the Tai Po District, collecting garbage from the ocean shores.


The Y’s Men’s Club of Ikeja cleaned their local market and distributed waste bags to the market women and residents to encourage a cleaner environment. A waste truck was also hired for proper disposal of waste.