Selwyn College Old Scholars Association (SOSA) and current students have successfully carried out a three-hour Clean Up Honiara on Saturday as part of their contribution to keeping the Capital City clean and green.
A huge number of SOSA and current students of Selwyn College joined in the campaign that covered most of the Central Business District (CBD) ranging from St Barnabas in the east to Rove in the west, picking rubbish from drains, walkways and the road-sides.
SOSA members were divided into four groups according to their popular divisions, with Masi and Kirio in the east and Noabu and Tahula in the west side.
The clean-up campaign ended at the SMI Area with meet and greet and a barbeque.
Vice-Chairperson of SOSA Shalom Akao Waita in lauding former and current Selwyn College students underscored the importance of SOSA’s role as responsible citizens of the city.
She said as residents of the city it is their duty to look after Honiara and today’s (Saturday) effort was part of that social obligation to “pick rubbish and put it in the right place”.
This year Selwyn College, which is the premier school of the Anglican Church of Melanesia will also celebrate its 50th Golden Jubilee in September.
And chairman of the Golden Jubilee Committee Robert Iroga said the high turn up demonstrates SOSA and Selwyn College’s readiness to participate in nation building.
He said SOSA has a responsibility to Honiara and one of them is to make sure it is clean as it is good for “our health and the health of the city environment.”
Iroga said given the success of Saturday’s event he’s suggesting if the clean-Honiara campaign can be an annual event on the SOSA calendar.
He said SOSA as one of the leading alumis in the country has a huge responsibility to utilize its massive base and numbers to participate in activities that benefit the entire population.
Iroga said SOSA remains active and will continue to grow and participate in developments that benefit the masses of today’s society.
SOSA would like to thank Chengs and the Honiara City Council for their support towards their Clean Honiara Campaign.
SOSA will celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Selwyn College in September this year.