South Africa
Enviro-Champ / Mpophomeni Water Festival
Posted by Mpo Enviro-Champs, South Africa on 14 June 2016
One of the stands looking at what can be thrown down the toilet- A nice link to Flush Away and Down that Drain
One of the stands looking at what can be thrown down the toilet- A nice link to Flush Away and Down that Drain

Although it was a chilly Saturday with snow falls and icy wind and rain threatening to “ dampen” the celebrations, almost 200 people turned up to joyfully participate in the much anticipated Enviro-Champ and Mpophomeni Enviro-Club Water Explorer Festival. A group of Enviro-Champs and eco-club children decided to best represent their water work by setting up a number of interactive stands, each show casing different aspects and water challenges covered. After a humorous Yo Puppet play challenging us to use water wisely, the Enviro-Champs took the floor urging kids and their families to learn more about what goes on in their communities. This was a fantastic initiative to show case the skills and mobilise knowledge acquired by the Enviro-Champs through many years of capacity building, networking and personal development. Each Enviro-champ presented on a topic and had an opportunity; perhaps for the first time ever; to taking a leading role as the “ expert” to influence their community. A festival of this nature helps to raise the profile of the Enviro-Champs great work around water sanitation, river health and outreach education providing an important link between community, government UMUD and partner NGO’s like DUCT, GroudTruth, MMAEP. Rather than working in isolation, it is so empowering to see how a diversity of people for all sectors can support each other over a collective responsibility we all share towards environmental stewardship in looking after our Umgeni catchment. It is moments like this that give us all hope for a better future




Local Partner African Conservation Trust

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Water Explorer is a Global Action Plan initiative
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