“WORLD CLEANUP DAY” CELEBRATION IN CAPE VERDE WITH 300 PARTICIPANTS FROM SANTA CRUZ
The Cape Verdean Olympic Academy celebrated “World Clean-Up Day” in Achada Fazenda on 17th September, in partnership with the Municipality of Santa Cruz, the Olympafrica Centre and the Athletics Association of Santiago Norte.
This is an initiative, which the National Olympic Committee has carried out for the past three years in partnership with various stakeholders and encourages environmental, sporting and other organisations to join the course of cleaning up the environment. This year the activity was taken over by the National Olympic Academy.
Plogging, a mixture of running and litter picking, was the activity carried out in this year, where children and young people from the local community were invited to participate. The course was 1.1 km, starting at the local sports centre and finishing at the Olympafrica Centre.