Community Action Group mobilises Roma community for cleaning action in Turda, Romania

The Community Action Group (CAG) in Turda, representing residents of Barbu Lautaru Street, has been active since the beginning of 2016. With the guidance of the ROMACT facilitator, they have identified long-term and short-term priorities, a number of which they have already been able to address themselves.
The cleaning action organised on 30 September 2016 was one of the ideas that came up during their regular meetings with the ROMACT facilitator.  The action was deemed as something with which they could achieve two goals,  a cleaner environment for residents and encouraging the Roma community in the neighbourhood to become more involved in community actions.
It did not take long until the idea became a reality and it included the participation of most of the people living on Barbu Lautaru Street. Rubber gloves, boots, shovels, and other necessary materials were provided by the ROMACT Romania National Support Team while the municipality of Turda provided logistical support, providing collection and disposal of the garbage gathered during the day. Another successful element of the event was the participation of 50 children from the neighbourhood volunteering in the clean-up, their efforts were rewarded with backpacks and stationary for the new school year.
To learn more about ROMACT in Turda visit the Municipality Page.

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