Today, the village of Emba took center stage in a significant event. The local community, AKTI Project and Research Centre, Emba Primary School, Community Council, and the Paphos Coastal Fishermen’s Association joined forces for the cleaning and rejuvenation of the park they collectively created.
Two years ago, these entities combined their efforts with the aim of providing Emba village with a new contact point for relaxation, leisure and contact with the nature. Subsequently, they ‘adopted’ the park, committing to its maintenance. Two years ago, the park hosted the Paphos Farmer Women’s award ceremony, and since then, it has become a distinctive gathering place for local events.
Today, AKTI, 52 students, and the Emba community once again came together to breathe new life into the park through a coordinated cleaning and planting initiative, which led to the collection of 50 kilos of garbage. AKTI commended the students for their awareness and invaluable contribution to this endeavor, offering them locally sourced products from the region.
The event was covered by RIK’s “Proti Enimerosi” program, which was present to broadcast this significant initiative (Click here to watch the video). This not only serves as a message of hope but also emphasizes that the protection and preservation of the environment should be considered a collective responsibility for building a sustainable future!
Read more about our initiative.
This event took place within the framework of the AdvocaCY project which benefits from a grant under the Active Citizens Fund Cyprus programme, funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein ,and Norway, through the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021.