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Thank you for being an Ocean Volunteer!

Never the less the number!!! It’s big in every context of Bangladesh where most of us started forgetting the community work.
But ever since the initiative has been taken by Kewkradong Bangladesh in our coastal areas back in 2005, it became a major event where people from all the ages gather to work for a better tomorrow and a healthy oceanic environment.

It has been possible only by the active participation of students, teachers, professionals, celebrities, artist, photographer, activists and many more of you. Everyone made the change by their hands. Otherwise it’s a mammoth task to concentrate on the spirit of a small work (!) like cleaning our coasts with own hands. It is you and every one of us, who has guts to show the fact, the feeling and the urgency of being active for nature and our environment.

A day at the beach can make a world of difference, though working for a day is nothing in comparison with the week, month, and year and so on. But why is your presence is so important for the earth? Even for a day? – Coasts get clean by you and you become an ocean volunteer by sharing your thoughts, experiences, photos, stories with friends in your network.
It’s like a “Snow Ball” effect and you are rolling the ball. More you roll, more it gets bigger! We are planning to get it even bigger next year.

ICC 2010 is a success in many ways, mostly by the number of volunteers. It’s maximum number so far. More-over total number of area converge, number of sites, relationship with local govt, media, and the relationship with peers became an asset for the Ocean.

We have got number of published news and articles in most of the national dailies and electronic media. This is maximum by the number again.

Being a volunteer, anyone can start doing this work independently and individually anywhere in Bangladesh, it’s not necessary that it has to be done in Cox’s Bazar but since Kewkradong Bangladesh is acting as the country coordinator for ICC, it’s better to share your plans ahead so that your every cleanup data gets its space in the central database, your volunteers get a certificate for their participation. More-over you can also be in a loop of a huge national and international network of volunteers.
We hope everyone enjoyed the Cleanup in September 2010 which has commemorated the 25thanniversary of the ICC.
Quite a milestone we have accomplished thanks to our extraordinary volunteers for your dedication and passion for the health of our ocean.

Cheers to a successful Cleanup!

Volunteers from:
University of Dhaka
North South University
BRAC University
Independent University
East West University
United International University
State University
Local school and colleges
MIST
UNHCR
Dexsa

Number of Volunteers:
535 (direct) apx

Voluntary photography:
Pathshala Alumni

Guests volunteer:
Md. Giaus Uddin Ahmed, DC, Cox’s Bazar, Peoples Republic of Bangladesh

Celebrity volunteers:
Shahidul Alam, Drik/Majority world/ Pathshala
Luva Nahid Chowdhury, DG, Bengal Foundation
Gazi Ashraf Hossain Lipu, former national Cricket captain
Yves Marre, Friendship International
Asrafuzzaman Ujjal, Globe trotter

Voluntary transport:
Arirang Aviation, Bangladesh

Voluntary Advocacy:
Majbritt Thomsen, ViewsOnTourism.info
AdventureBD-online group
Been There : Bangladesh
Sabhanaz Rashid Diya, IUB/1 Degree Initiative

Outfits:
Nittaya Uphar

Special Thanks:
Solaiman Alam, Banglalink
Irum Iqbal, Banglalink
Cpt. Ahmed, Arirang Aviation
Cpt. Iftekhar, Arirang Aviation
Quazi Shakil Mahmud, Grameen Phone
Nazam Shahpar, Banglalink
Afriza Parveen, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Home, Peoples Republic of Bangladesh

Media coverage:
Kaler Kantho, Prothom Alo, Jugantor, Naya Diganta, Samakal, Amar Desh, Inqilab,
Jai Jai Din, News Today, Destiny, Sangbad, Shokaler Khobor, Ittefaq, Amar Desh, Daily Star, Manobjomin

Organized and supported by:

For more info go to Kewkradong .

This article is quoted from Kewkradong . Follow the link to read the original article published on 2010.09.28.

This article is uploaded by Majbritt Thomsen, administrator on ‘Views On Tourism’.

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