WHO WE ARE
WHO WE ARE
African Clean Up Initiative (ACI) is an environmental non-governmental organization with head office in Lagos State. Envisioned to raising environmentally responsible citizens, ACI through its Clean Up Nigeria Project has been into community sanitation and advocacy projects since 2010. Our target project areas include: Environmental Sanitation, Environmental Health, Environmental Education and Community Development and with the support of our vibrant volunteers we have successfully executed projects along these areas.
We have a dream that one day in every community in Nigeria and Africa, a group of people (volunteers) that are passionate about Environmental Sustainability will come together as Environmental Stewards to work for the Highest Good of Planet Earth.
To inspire and engage citizens of communities in Africa to be committed to environmental sustainability through environmental clean-up projects, education and advocacy programs.
To be the foremost environmental organization in Africa that provides opportunities for her citizens to become environmentally responsible.
WHAT WE DO AT ACI
African Clean Up Initiative is a Non-Governmental Organization registered with Corporate Affairs Commission in Nigeria. Our focused areas of action are:
1) ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
We educate/inform/enlighten pupils, students, workers, artisans and everyone within our catchment on the need to be environmentally responsible in order to foster sustainability via our Green Footprint
Project (Environmental Advocacy and Education project dedicated to Schools alone) and African Clean Up Magazine (A periodic publication of the magazine, where we educate more people on issues relating to Environmental Sustainability and Protection. Our magazines are distributed in countries across Africa)
2) RECYCLESPAY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
‘RecyclesPay’; a project aimed at assisting less privileged parents pay their children’s school fees through collection of recycling materials; an Eco-friendly innovation of ACI that makes education affordable and accessible to parents that have their children in low income schools. RECYCLESPAY helps to reduce plastic pollution while promoting education, good environmental practice of recycling and economic growth. The initiative will make education accessible to every child irrespective of their location and background as this will be another alternative to paying school fees with recyclables.
3) ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
We engage in a range of activities ranging from Beyond Waste Projects (Addressing the Health and Social needs of Low-income communities. The project involves act of providing host communities with basic food, medical check-up and clothing materials for their overall goodness, well-being and ensures safety with reduced exposure to risks and hazards of residents in our catchments.
4) WASH RELATED PROJECTS
We are also actively involved in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programs which forms the core of ACI in the quest for providing clean water and sanitation. Our #WASH4CleanerSlum Project gives us the opportunity to engage Slum communities on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene related issues in a bid to get them to take responsibility on how they can improve the state of their slums and make it healthy.
5) CLEAN UP NIGERIA PROJECTS
This is one of our communities led clean up projects carried out at local government level to deliver a clean and healthy environment.
6) ACI RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
We also carry out research on issues relating to WASH – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in a bid to get people properly informed on how they can contribute positively to protecting Mother Earth.
7) AFRICA CLEAN UP CONFERENCE AND AWARD
This is an annual conference that brings together lovers of the environment across Africa to discuss, share ideas and proffer solutions on pertinent environmental challenges. Individuals, organizations and government agencies that have contributed towards environmental sustainability are also recognized and awarded at these conferences.
We partner and collaborate with individuals, organizations and institutions that believe in and share a similar vision with us.
With our mantra, “Raising Environmentally Responsible Citizens”, ACI will continue to engage in all activities that creates, promotes, maintains and ensures environmental sustainability.