Brent Youths Show It’s Cool To Recycle

Brent Youths Show It

Voluntary organisation BTWSC and a group of youths in the north-west London borough of Brent have used a video project to show how recycling can be cool using facts and a specially commissioned rap song by British resident American rapper Klarity.

Recycling is not one of the most obvious topics of discussion among young people. However, when a group of Brent used finished making a documentary on the positive aspects of living around parts of Brent entitled Love In The Community, they wanted another video project.

Their chance came when BTWSC discovered a Brent Council Neighbourhood Working was available provided they could tackle one of the Harlesden ward’s priority areas: recycling.

The results of their October half-term youth project had a resounding thumps up last Friday. The It’s Cool To… Recycle DVD highlights green issues in an engaging manner, using facts and a specially commissioned rap to underscore the “reduce, reuse, recycle” theme.

“I just want to say that if you learn anything from here, you must go home and implement it, and teach other people as well,” said BTWSC youth leader Ahmed Ahmed, 16, at the inter-generational event, which took place at Unity Centre on Church Road.

“It was a great event. I’m glad that the councillors fully participated as well,” added Neighbourhood Working co-ordinator Carol Allen.

In attendance were Councillors Janice Long, Lincoln Beswick MBE and Will Motley, and Green Zone champion Lorraine Skinner. “It is always a pleasure to support your endeavours. You have delivered over and above the norm, and this needs to be recognised,” added Cllr Beswick.

Also, £100 was raised for Harlesden-based Sickle Cell Society, which was received by the charity’s director Dr Philip Nortey.

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