Bakwena N1N4 toll road held its 9th annual clean-up campaign in Swartruggens on Friday 16th October 2015. This annual event is one of many environmental initiatives that Bakwena is involved in along the N1N4 corridor.
The aim of the campaign is to highlight to the children, the importance of caring for their environment. This year’s campaign also included the planting of two Trees of the Year (Willow Tree) at each school.
Three schools took part in this green initiative, namely Kgetleng Primary, Swartruggens Intermediate and Reebone Secondary school. Two hundred learners from each school took to the area surrounding their school armed with gloves and rubbish bags provided by Bakwena to clean-up their school grounds & surrounds.
Once again Kgetlend primary managed to bag the first prize of R5 500 for the most bags of rubbish which was a whopping 231 bags followed by Reebone Secondary who was a close second at 210 bags (R4 500) and third prize of R2500 went to Swartruggens Intermediate for 110 bags collected.
Bakwena cares for the environment and strives to make a difference by raising awareness among our local community members about the importance of living in a litter free environment. Litter not only impacts on the appearance of our communities, it also has serious health and safety implications for both human and animal inhabitants alike. Our annual clean-up events go a long way in ensuring community members take pride in their surroundings as well as their health and safety – this in a fun and pleasantly competitive initiative that we are proud to be part of.