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Cleaning Up Our Community


As Earth Day approached this year, we decided that it would be best to connect this very important day with Kartini Day, as Kartini Day is April 21st and Earth Day is April 22nd. Kartini Day celebrates the life of Raden Adjeng Kartini, who was a pioneer in the area of human rights for native Indonesians, particularly in the area of girls’ education. Kartini is a wonderful example of Habit 1: Be Proactive. This led us to explore ways in which our students could practice Habit 1 in conjunction with Earth Day and we ultimately decided that a neighbourhood clean-up would be a great learning experience.

As Earth Day approached, a week full of heavy rains meant that the clean-up areas were flooded and very muddy, however we did not want our students to miss out on this great opportunity. Instead, on the morning of April 29th, equipped with gloves and masks, our students hit the streets with full force.