The Vial Camp Cleaning Project takes place on a weekly basis. With a core team of community and international volunteers, we clean the area outside of the ‘jungle’, and create some kind of camp trash collection system in these areas of overspill. A benefit of this project is the reduced chance of disease spread as food waste and other rotting materials are moved away from people’s tents, where children play and families dwell.
We are aided in this by a dedicated group of community leaders of both genders – from an array of countries representing many cultures and speaking Arabic, Farsi, French and Somali. We continue to encourage this on-camp team to guide our initiative; we look forward to our break times when we rest together, share water and learn more about one other.
Our focus on improving their living space for reasons of dignity, health and comfort brings us all together on with one focus: to clean our environment. This project is a community connector that transcends all cultural and individual differences.