From the Himalayas to Wapping with love


From the Himalayas to Wapping with love

Over the weekend, Abdul joined WaSh Wombles, a community litter picking group in Wapping.

14 August 2023

From the Himalayas to Wapping with love

I was born at the edge of the Himalayas.

Our house was encompassed by a vast forest. Until the age of 10, I used to wander through vast forest of maize and corn fields and flowing streams.

Those distant memories keep connecting me to nature and the environment.

During the summer in the UK, I spent most of my spare time in Parks. So when Mark from JRS asked me to participate in a program to preserve the local area, I accepted this offer.

Abdul picking up litter in the park.

The volunteers of this project greeted me with a warm welcome and we began picking litter at the local park and kept going through the waterways, streets,  parking bays, ponds, and housing estates.

Abdul alongside other volunteers, standing next to the bags of litter they collected.

At the end of the event, all volunteers gathered at the Wapping Green and we had a wonderful chat about almost everything.

I truly enjoyed that experience for the conservation of nature and looking forward to further participating in these venues!

I also want to say thank you very much JRS for providing me with this opportunity to connect volunteers from the local community.

Thank you to Abdul for sharing his reflections with us!

See what the WaSh Wombles are up to – and get in contact – here:

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