Sponsors keep Pietermaritzburg’s Dusi river clean

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The MyLife team has been heavily involved in cleaning up the Msundusi River ahead of the MyLife Dusi 2022 Canoe Marathon.

As the canoe’s spotlight begins to shine on the Dusi Canoe Marathon in February, the race’s title sponsor has launched an ongoing program of clean-up initiatives in the Dusi River watershed and key educational programs.

After taking over the title sponsorship of the Dusi Canoe Marathon in 2021, MyLife staff and management have teamed up with the Dusi Umgeni Conservation Trust (Duct) and have been working tirelessly since early November to clean up the waste from the river.

“As MyLife we ​​have been busy preparing the MyLife Dusi and in doing so we see the MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon as a powerful platform to raise awareness about litter and water quality issues in our local environment. Said Sloane Lang of Truda Foods Marketing. . “When it comes to affordable nutrition, our rivers and sustainability as a whole, we are passionate and committed to making a positive impact,” Lang said.

In addition to keeping the river clean, MyLife staff took the initiative to visit the Valley of a Thousand Hills to educate teachers and children about the importance of keeping rivers clean.

“The MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon is a key event that lays the foundation for year round river maintenance.

“The educational program includes content on water quality, wasteful disposal and affordable food.”

Sloane Lang of Truda Foods marketing

“The main objective of these workshops was to make teachers and children aware of the importance of rivers and how we should take care of them.

“The educational program includes content on water quality, wasteful disposal and affordable food.

“A team of energetic athletes from MyLife Dusi have organized entertaining workshops for students to participate in,” Lang added.

The workshops set up by the MyLife team will be extended into the new year when the students return to school.

“They will also receive books, training materials, posters and comprehension sheets in January 2022. These will help maintain the student’s learning momentum and help them remember everything they need. ‘he learned during the workshops.

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