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October 17, 2018

Green Life Environmental Conservation and Social Development Group

1. Dr. Khin Zaw Win from the Thumpa Dipa Humanitarian Organisation in Yangon was invited by Nun Daw Eaindra Theingi from Depeyin Kwe Village in Sagaing Township, Sagaing Region, in 2011 to give a workshop on environmental conservation and cleaning to the youths in the village. After the five-day workshop, Green Life Environmental Conservation and Social Development Organization was formed by the villagers with 48 members. Executive members included U Kyaw Min Oo (Chairman), Daw Aye Mya Thandar Hlaing (Secretary), Daw Moh Moh Win (Financial Manager), U Kyawt Kyawt Maung (Accountant), Daw Chan Mya Nyein (Auditor), and U Myo Myint Myat and Daw Moe Yu Khine (members).
2. Green Life is comprises 280 youths from the local community and conducts campaigns in the middle and at the end of every month by splitting into two teams and covering the northern and southern parts of the village separately. Members make sure gunny sacks are available in every house and large plastic trash bins are situated in every street corner. Because of their endeavor in educating the community on waste management, the entire village is now actively involved in their own waste disposal system and are supporting it with donations. The village now has a small vehicle to transport its waste and Green Life members are spreading their services and awareness raising campaigns to seven neighboring villages.
3. Depeyin Kwe Village is an outstanding example of unity with the villagers collaborating on social, religious, educational, economic sectors and environmental conservation led by Green Life. Green Life’s mission to reduce and cleanse plastic pollution is in line with the 5 June World Environment Day’s motto ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ and its youth leading environmental conservation efforts is a shining example for youths across Myanmar.
(Unofficial translation)

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