The Multicultural Communities of SA concluded a four session program around waste management on Monday 8th of July, 2019 at the MCCSA Hall 113 Gilbert Street Adelaide.
In her opening remark the Hon Jing Lee congratulated the participants and encouraged them to pass on what they have learned about waste management to their communities.
Twenty participants representing 10 diverse community groups participated in the four information sessions which was delivered in partnership with Green Industries and KESAB Environmental Solutions. The participants began the program with a tour of the Material Recovery Facility at NARWA and the Wingfield Waste & Recycling Centre giving them the opportunity to witness first-hand what happens at the frontline of the waste industry.
Participants were keen and eager to learn about waste management. They asked lot of questions and Wendy Sutton Sustainability Education Officer from KESAB did a great job listening and answering their questions.
Coming from a background where waste management practices are not common the sessions were a game changer providing information on collecting, transporting, processing, recycling or disposing off, and monitoring of waste materials.
Participants had great time learning about waste management over the past few weeks. And we at MCCSA are happy with the interest and enthusiasm shown during the course of these sessions.
As a compliment for their participation all participants were presented with a certificate signed by the Hon David Speirs Minister for Environment and Water and the Hon Jing Lee Assisting Minister to the Premier.
One of our participants Jean Marc, who is a renowned performance artist in Adelaide and beyond, thrilled our participants with some brilliant dance moves and flute playing.
We thank Green Industries SA for their support for this initiative and KESAB environmental solutions for the great job they did in helping increase our understanding about waste management.
MCCSA would also like to thank all the participants for their time and effort in making these sessions successful. We hope that they take what they have learnt from these sessions back to their communities and help raise awareness about waste management.
Participating community representative were from the Sierra Leone Community of SA, Iranian Women Association of SA, Fullah Friends of SA, Colombian Community of SA, The Eritrean Community SA, Spanish Speaking Seniors, Ivorian Community of SA, Indian Professional Association, Caribbean Association of SA and the Serbian Community of SA.