By Ningi Sibisi
Project DEA

Imvelo yethu training It was great to be part of this important programme. It is heartwarming to see people committing themselves to protecting environment after learning that climate change is the consequences of destroying nature. I worked with young ones who very fascinated. I worked with grannies who are working at Zibambeleni project which is aimed at cleaning and protecting environment. The councilor grabbed the opportunity of getting thiis training for free as it is a requirement for this grannies to be trained on environmental issues. I had a team of caregivers who were helping the grannies throughout the program. I worked with different communities and have made networks with different structures. As I train people organized by organizations, government departments and municipalities I find it to be beneficial as they have influence on their people. This training is popular because i linked it with KZN floods as it is one the consequences of climate change. I must say i learnt a lot from my participants especially the grannies and realized they know about climate change from wsy back. The main challenge that was raised by different groups was the issue of disposable nappies which are blocking rivers and pipes.