The beach is a very important natural resource to the island since it is the primary reason tourists visit. Over the years along with the increase of development on the island there has also been an increase in pollution which is bad for the environment and our tourism industry. Even though beach clean ups don’t get rid of all the trash in our environment we do hope it increases awareness about pollution and helps to educate on proper ways to dispose of garbage.
On March 23rd and 24th Holy Cross parents assisted in a cleanup campaign that started at the bridge and finished on the beach 2.5 miles north of the island and 2.6 miles on the road side. The project was made possible by one of our supporters who visits the island often Mr. Timothy along with his wife Mrs. Deborah.
The majority of our parents are employed by the tourism industry on the island and were directly affected by the pandemic since they have been unemployed throughout the length of it. Through this project, parents were employed for the two days to help beautify a small portion of the island which is frequented by locals and tourists on a daily basis. We are very grateful to have been a part of this successful project and hope to continue educating others about the big impact one can have by simply disposing waste the proper way.