Friday is our class’s turn to collect the rubbish from around our little school, because there is no rubbish collection here and most people have no idea that rubbish should be put in a bin and not dropped along the way. Spitting is another bad habit…red betel juice stains dot the ground on our walk to town.
The students are good about collecting other people’s rubbish, we take one bucket for burnable stuff and one for plastic and glass and other items that can be recycled. They chat as they go, picking up bits and pieces along the stretch of road that runs down one side of the school and then along the bottom road and back into the school grounds. We hope that when they grow up it will have become enough of a habit for each one of them, so that they will dispose of their own rubbish in the right way.
TIme will tell!