Clean Up Australia Day 6th March 2016


Sun 6th March 2016
Clean up sites: John Curtin Reserve and Toongabbie creekLink to photos: Photos of Clean Up Australia Day

Global Organisation for Divinity takes pleasure in serving the community in a variety of ways with a view to promote inner peace, harmony and universal brotherhood. One such activity that resonates with this philosophy is participation in the Clean Up Australia Day. This annual event was organised on 6th March this year. Having completed the construction work of Namadwaar only recently, Toongabbie Creek in its vicinity was chosen as one of the Clean Up sites by Global Organisation for Divinity. Encouraged by the response to this event from Gopakuteeram children last year, we established another site at John Curtin Reserve for them.

The experienced team of adults got down to business after registrations and word of advice from locals about certain native bush creatures in the creek. A small group of volunteers cleaned the nature strip along Oakes Road in Winston Hills. The two groups finished the cleaning task and deposited the white bags of general rubbish and yellow bags of recyclables in the designated spot.

Having finished at that site, the adults joined hands at the other site with the children of Gopakuteeram, children’s classes run by Global Organisation for Divinity. The children had been working hard at this “safer” site under the supervision of senior Gopakuteeram teachers and some parents. It was heartening to see the smiling faces of these children who had been working hard on such a hot day. They were motivated by appreciative glances from other children who had been playing at a birthday party in the park nearby. The

Gopakuteeram children were very pleased with their prized collection of rubbish from the site. They were rewarded with a small refreshment and certificates to take home. The onlookers at the site were appreciative of our efforts. Everyone dispersed feeling satisfied and peaceful. It is our humble effort of giving back to the community and nature.

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