A clean environment is essential for healthy living, believes C.A.S.E (Community, Aftercare, Sanitation and Education), a registered non-profit organisation based in Paarl in the Western Cape.

The more you don’t care about the environment, the more it will become polluted with contaminants and toxins that have a harmful impact on our collective health.

Furthermore, air pollution remains a worldwide problem. It can cause respiratory diseases and cancer, among other problems and diseases. Pollution also damages our natural environment. Against this backdrop, C.A.S.E believes that good environmental protection practices are highly beneficial to the environment and humans.

A clean environment is also good for morale and inspires communities to strive for greater heights. This remains the key message that C.A.S.E would like to share to members of society. Our organisation has also officially launched a sanitation project in which we educate learners from an early age about the importance of a hygienic environment, the benefits thereof and also the detrimental effects of an unhygienic environment on communities at large.

The purpose of the project is to raise awareness, especially in the low income and rural communities. C.A.S.E kick-started the project at Groenheuwel Primary School where we worked with grade 4 learners. C.A.S.E employees Lionol Cloete and Meggan Fransman facilitated the project.