Project Description

Increasing environmental awareness among the youth.

Layli Dababseh and Susan Aljabari

Layli Dababseh and Susan Aljabari, Towards a Clean Environment
Layli Dababseh and Susan Aljabari, Towards a Clean Environment
Increasing environmental awareness among the youth. 

About Susan, Layali and Towards a Clean Environment

Towards a Clean Environment is an initiative, which seeks to remedy some of the environmental challenges Palestine face, in terms of lacking a recycling system which leads to piles of rubbish building up everywhere. The enterprise focuses on cleaning up rubbish at schools and planting trees, to improve the atmosphere at the schools. It is the founders’ hope that focusing on cleaning up schools will result in an increased environmental awareness among the younger generations.
TCE relies on a mix of volunteers, employees, and possibly municipality workers to help in the cleanup process. It is the founders’ expectation that the municipality will take great interest in the project and provide the necessary expertise and agricultural tools needed to accomplish the goal.

Whenever possible TCE will recycle the collected rubbish and use it to create useful and beautiful everyday items, such as lampshades, ashtrays, storage boxes etc. The enterprise generates income through two sources. First, by selling the recycled and refurnished items and by charging a small fee for each planted tree.
The founders of the enterprise, Layli Dababseh and Susan Aljabari, came in contact by coincidence through a governmental online forum. Without ever talking before, the two posted about almost the exact same idea on the forum. After finding out about this, the two of them met and realized their dream could come true if they worked together.

Layali and Susan both have a degree in Business administration from Hebron University. Susan is a recent graduate. Layali worked two years for UNRWA and volunteered as a municipality secretary for a year. Both hope the SE training will provide them with the skills necessary to generate enough income for the enterprise to be sustainable.

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