The International Youth Chamber in Lattakia launched the “Green It” project as part of a global campaign aimed at achieving a clean world free of waste through partnership between individuals, organizations, youth teams, NGOs and stakeholders.
In turn, Nagham Khaddour, Vice-President of the Chamber, explained that the importance of the project comes from its emphasis on raising awareness about environmental issues, urging sustainable solutions to preserve the environment and highlighting the importance of protecting biodiversity in natural and marine reserves and protecting children from health problems. In parks that are important spaces and available to play.
For his part, Hussein Khalil, the director of the Green It project, said that the project consists of three phases. The first phase started yesterday, cleaning the Shuqayfat marine reserve of Jableh city because of its biodiversity and marine diversity as it is home to the breeding of endangered sea turtles. The sea, which is hampered by the large number of waste scattered on the beach, such as nylon bags and plastic containers and others, pointing to the wide participation of 12 different destinations in addition to 125 volunteers of different age groups and the weight of waste collected on a distance 1 km 1800 kg.
Samah Abbas, Volunteer Coordinator at the Syrian Development Trust, explained that the participation of young people in such initiatives carries a message of strength and resilience and challenges that the Syrians of the future generation are capable of rebuilding their country.
Dr. Zeina Al-Walad, Chairman of Souk Al-Dayaa Association, stressed that the association's activities focus mainly on spreading environmental, health and food awareness. Our participation in this initiative is an affirmation of our commitment to achieve our goals in bringing about positive change in society.