30 IFP students along with IFP Programme Coordinator, Dr. Mick King, recently participated in a nationwide Clean Up UAE campaign organized annually by the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) at various locations across all Emirates over a one-week period.
The campaign aims not only to clean up natural areas where people tend to litter but also to raise awareness of just how much litter is thrown in these areas. In total around 200 people of all ages participated in the Al Ain Clean Up with each person contributing up to three large sacks of rubbish to the ever-increasing pile that was swiftly taken away by the municipality for recycling. This is one of many associations over past 5 years of the EEG and Middlesex University Dubai and we are proud to continue our partnership with them. For the students, the trip enabled them to conduct community service, which is part of the IFP programme, and was a great opportunity for them to interact with each other in a non-University setting. In keeping with the environmental flavour of the day, the trip culminated in a visit to Al Ain Zoo to experience the delights of the animal kingdom in a beautiful mountain-surrounded setting.