The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations-Grenada (IFMSA) in association with the Grenada Human Rights Organisation (GHRO) Inc are reaching out to the users of the La Sagesse beach in St. David.
The two have joined forces in an initiative promoted by Stacey Gomez of IFMSA and colleagues with support from the GHRO Inc to manage garbage disposal at the beach and surrounding areas.
Following a visit to the beach during the observance of World Consumer Rights Day in March and a subsequent visit by members of the Students’ Associations, the need for the bins was identified, which gave rise to the placing of two garbage bins on the beach.
The initiative is being supported by the Students with the Right Attitude (SRA) – a program of the GHRO Inc, the Grenada Organisation for Consumer Affairs (GOCA) and La Sagesse community.
Speaking at the placement of the bins last weekend, Executive Director of GHRO Inc, Milton Coy called on the entire community of La Sagesse, especially the churches and schools in the area, to take ownership of the bins and ensure that it is used for what it is intended – to effectively disposed of garbage by beach users.
“I believe that this is a great initiative and I want to advice the community, the people of St. David’s in general to make positive use of these bins. It is incumbent on users to maintain and do not vandalise….. We need to get into the habit of proper garbage disposals…”, said Archbishop of the Children of the Light (Spiritual Baptist Shrine) in La Sagesse, John Noel.