Written By Mariam A. Adas and Ramsey Tesdell
AMMAN - What does one do when your neighborhood, the place you live and play in, fills up with trash? For one thing, you don’t wait for the municipality to do something. For a handful of youngsters in Ashrafiyya, the best way to clean up their neighborhood was to do it themselves.
On a dead-end street in a neighborhood of Ashrafiyya in South Amman, trash covered the ground. The street was filled with leftover construction materials and various people dumping the trash from their home in the street. The situation only mildly improved when the municipality placed a dumpster roughly a year ago.
Ameen Sanjaqieh brought the neighborhood together under the slogan "Clean at Home, Clean everywhere." Sanjaqieh, Yeasin and Muhammed are the main forces behind the initiative, both 16. “There is only one street sweeper that...