Small Island Recycling & Waste Management Dawasamu

by Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)
Small Island Recycling & Waste Management Dawasamu

Dear Supporters,

 

Our work in Fiji is far from complete but with you by our side we have done some amazing work! We started work on two Islands, Dawasamu and Caquali in Fiji and as we progress we are looking to extend our work to other neighbouring Islands. 

 

Over the past few years we have successfully supported the waste management programs that allow waste to be removed from Islands to the mainland for disposal of properly rather than burning. We have also built large recycling banks within communities and run multiple workshops to introduce recycling and the importance of it for our planet. 

 

With your support and donations we have seen the multiple recycling centres we built becoming popular in use and the local waste management teams keen to work with us. Did you know that a donation of yours for $150 funds 4 recycling bins to be built in a community, it’s such a great impact you are making. 

 

This project has become bigger than we ever imagined and we are now with you by our side committing to expand this project across more islands across Fiji and therefore we will be merging this project to "Promoting Recycling and Waste Management" .This will be the final report for this project but we hope you will continue to follow us and support us on the other project page. The project is exactly the same and our mission has not changed we are simply taking it from two Islands to expand across lots more Islands across Fiji

 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the support as we would not have been able to help so many communities to date with you and your donations! You are taking the action to change our future for good and for this we thank you. Also don’t forget Bonus Day is coming up so any donation of $100 or more will attract some sort of match donation from GlobalGiving so set yourself a reminder and double your impact this July 15th! 

 

With Gratitude,

 

Dawasamu Recycling

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Dear Supporters,

 

Our Dawasamu Community Project has teamed up with the communities of Dawasamu and Bureiwai Districts which consists of 15 villages, 4 schools and a health centre to work together towards long-term sustainable goals and achievements in waste management. Through baseline research, educational workshops, community empowerment, and the provision of 28 recycling points across the whole district, regular monitoring and data collection we have seen the programme established as the Dawasamu and Bureiwai Waste Management Programme.

 

In March 2020 we  started discussions with the headmen of the districts of Sawakasa and Nemana which comprises of 24 villages. Earlier in the year, we were requested by the district nurses of both areas in implementing the waste management programme within their districts, they had seen what had been accomplished in the districts of Dawasamu and Bureiwai which benefited the environment and health and well being of the communities. Due to COVID 19, the implementation dates have been put back to later in the year, though work with the community health works will recommence in July on a one to one basis’s and the workshops will incorporate waste management discussions and teach aids /resources to help them to start educating their communities about how to recycle and the benefits.      

 

Education is a key component and is needed to make sure community members know what to recycle when to recycle, where to recycle and, how to recycle. Such education is needed to change behaviour and to create a culture where the benefits of recycling are understood.

 

In March the communities of Dawasamu and Bureiwai district have recycled another 1.35 tons of hard plastic, glass, tin, and aluminium. This in total now stands at 15.55 tons of waste. 

 

We would like to thank all donors who have contributed to our “Small Island Recycling & Waste Management Dawasamu and Bureiwai” in Fiji and helping us work towards a sustainable waste management programme.We are looking forward to the opportunity to work with the districts of Nemana and Sawakasa.

 

With Gratitude,

 

Fiji Dawasamu Recycling

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VoroVoro waste management workshop
VoroVoro waste management workshop

Dear Supporters

 

The Dawasamu Community Project has teamed up with the communities of Dawasamu  and Bureiwai Districts which consists of 15 villages , 4 schools and a health centre to work together towards long-term sustainable goals and achievements in waste management. Through baseline research, educational workshops, community empowerment, and the provision of 28 recycling points across the whole district, regular monitoring and data collection we have seen the programme established as the Dawasamu and Bureiwai Waste Management Programme.

 

We work closely with the Headmen, the Community Health Workers and the Women’s Committee from each village encouraging them to use the information collected through the monitoring process to celebrate successes, make improvements where necessary and to ensure all members of the communities are taking an active part in the waste management programme. 

 

All recycling begins with a decision, a choice, an action. The right choice can have a significant impact on a community’s environment. “ Getting community members to make the right choices every day is a huge part in running a successful recycling programme. Therefore, education is a key component and is needed to make sure community members know what to recycle, when to recycle, where to recycle and, how to recycle. The Dawasamu and Bureiwai Waste Management Programme that we have created helps to explain, inform, motivate and encourage communities to recycle. Such education is needed to change behaviour and to create a culture where the benefits of recycling are understood.

 

Since 2016 - year to date  Dawasamu and Bureiwai district have recycled 14.2 tons of waste which is a combination of hard plastic, glass, tin and aluminium. This an enormous achievement by the communities and shows their dedication towards keeping their villages clean which benefits the health and wellbeing of all who live there.     

 

The district of Dawasamu and Bureiwai implementation is now complete and only monthly monitoring is required  This now gives us the opportunity to look at the next two adjacent districts of Nemana and Sawakasa Community members from the two districts have requested our help in implementing the waste management project within their communities. Being able to implement the waste management project into more districts would be a great achievement and beneficial to the communities living environment and health and well-being so every penny you donate can help make this happen.

 

We would like to thank all donors who have contributed to our “Small Island Recycling & Waste Management Dawasamu and Bureiwai” in Fiji and helping us work towards a sustainable waste management programme.

 

With Gratitude,

 

Dawasamu Recycling

Foundation materials for recycling point
Foundation materials for recycling point
Recycling point at Vorovor
Recycling point at Vorovor
Signs for recycling point
Signs for recycling point
Construction of recycling point
Construction of recycling point
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Dear Supporters,

 

The Dawasamu / Bureiwai Waste Management Programme has been implemented to improve waste disposal. Recycling points have been built in the villages, where families can recycle their tin cans, glass, hard plastics, aluminium & ceramics instead of burning waste or using landfills. Focusing on education & behaviour change prior to the construction of recycling points, followed by effective monitoring & additional workshops. This sustainable solution puts ownership directly in the hands of the villagers. 

 

GVI Dawasamu Community Project as now teamed up with the communities of the neighbouring District of Bureiwai which consists of 4 villages and 1 primary school to work together towards long-term sustainable goals and achievements in waste management. Getting community members to make the right choices every day is a huge part in running a success recycling programme and education has been a key component and is needed to make sure community members know what to recycle, when to recycle, where to recycle and how to recycle. Through monthly monitoring in conjunction with the headman of each village GVI assesses the recycling point looking at what has been recycled, how it has been recycled i.e. tins are clean. From the data collected a decision can be made on what further training is required or if the village have enough recycling points to ensure that there is adequate space to store recycled items.

 

Since 2016 – 2019 Dawasamu and Bureiwai district have recycled 11.5 tons of waste which is a combination of hard plastic, glass, tin and aluminium. This an enormous achievement by the communities and shows their dedication towards keeping their villages clean which benefits the health and well being of all who live there.     

 

“All recycling begins with a decision, a choice, an action. The right choice can have a significant impact on a community’s environment. “

 

We would like to thank all donors who have contributed to our “Small Island Recycling & Waste Management Dawasamu and Bureiwai” in Fiji and helping us work towards a sustainable waste management programme.The district of Dawasamu and Bureiwai implementation is now complete and only monthly monitoring is required  This now gives us the opportunity to look at the next two adjacent districts of Nemana and Sawakasa Community members from the two districts have requested our help in implementing the waste management project within their communities. Being able to implement the waste management project into more districts would be a great achievement and beneficial to the communities living environment and health and well-being so every penny you donate can help make this happen.

 

With Gratitude,

 

Fiji Dawasamu Recycling

Recycling in Fiji Dawasamu
Recycling in Fiji Dawasamu
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Dear Supporters,

 

GVI Dawasamu Community Project as now teamed up with the communities of the neighbouring District of Bureiwai which consists of 4 villages and 1 primary school to work together towards long-term sustainable goals and achievements in waste management. 

 

In  November 2018 the headmen of the four villages of Bureiwai met with GVI to request help implementing a  waste management programme in their district. In March 2019 GVI started the programme which consisted of baseline research, educational workshops, community empowerment, and the provision of 5 recycling points across the district. 

 

To track and monitor the progress of the programme monthly surveys are undertaken with the village Headmen to make certain that the materials taken to recycling points are being sorted correctly and that the points are kept clean, structurally sound and maintained properly. House to house workshops are carried out with community members , the workshops have been designed to encourage community members to participate in the activities to help them to learn and remember  what items can be recycled 

 

All recycling begins with a decision, a choice, an action. The right choice can have a significant impact on a community’s environment. The wrong choice can lead to big problems. Getting community members to make the right choices every day is a huge part in running a success recycling programme. Therefore, education is a key component and is needed to make sure community members know what to recycle, when to recycle, where to recycle and how to recycle. 

 

We would like to thank all donors who have contributed to our project and helping us towards a sustainable waste management programme.

 

With Gratitude,

 

Dawasamu Recycling

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Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Daniel Sitarenios
London, London United Kingdom

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