William Ochola – Collectors of Garbage
Grantee William Ocholla and Bakari Suleiman are proud members of Longo Ghetto Kleeners, a hard-working community group that does inspiring work in garbage collection. The aim of the group is to create self-employment and a conducive environment for the society to improve their livelihoods and advocate for environmental justice.
For them, garbage collection is all about rescuing the country just like soldiers in war, soldiers guard the country while they guard even the soldiers from germs. They have devoted themselves collecting garbage, seeing clean areas, eliminating diseases and becoming important people in the society by using motivational talks to engage youth in garbage collection and dumpsite cleaning to support themselves and prevent engagement in illicit activities.