For the last few months, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in Kenya and across Africa have been making changes in their lives and learning to become leaders in their communities as they work towards the 2019 Tide Turners Challenge Badge.
Now, girls in countries like India, Belize, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana and Mauritius will be taking up the challenge and inspiring a new generation of Tide Turners.
The badge encourages young people to take action to reduce plastic waste in their own lives, and helps them become leaders in their communities to make sure that as many people as possible join the global fight to eradicate the single-use plastic that is damaging our ocean.
In Kenya, Girl Guides cleaned the coastal beach line in Mombasa, the country’s second largest city – just one of the many activities that they planned as part of their Badge award.
See the pictures here of the girls making waves in Africa!
The UK government department of Environment and Rural Affairs is funding the extension of the badge. Find out more from the International Marine Minister, Zac Goldsmith, in this video.