Let’s do it Montenegro is a part of the Let’s Do It Mediterranean (LDIM), a civic led campaign that brings together different organizations, groups and individuals from all Mediterranean countries with the aim of cleaning up the Mediterranean Sea together with the help of a massive number of volunteers.
Help Office in Podgorica took a part in this movement by gathering over 30 local stakeholders from Konik settlement, members of the local football club Ribnica, friends, colleagues and children to participate in the joint action Let’s do it Montenegro scheduled for Friday, 27 May 2016.
During this action each of the participants contributed by collecting at least one bag of garbage or more. Cleaning material was provided by the NGO Zid, and our cleaning zone was at Spanskih boraca street, from the kindergarten Djina Vrbica to the sports playground.
In order to properly inform local stakeholders, Help Office in Podgorica organized a week before, on Tuesday, 17 May an info day, together with the NGOs ZID and Crnogorski zenski loby.
This and similar actions are organized within the EU/Government of Montenegro funded project „Assistance program for integration and voluntary return of RAE and other I/DPs residing in Konik area – Phase II“ in order to bring all residents of the Konik settlement together. The aim of such activities is to abolish the notion of the Konik camps being a ghetto within this community.