Kenya and Malaysia joined Russian project on environmental competition Clean Games

    23 October 2018
    PHOTO: Direction of the year of the volunteer in Russia

    At the 25th World Conference of theInternational Association for Volunteer Efforts(IAVE) in the German city of Augsburg, on October 18, an agreement was signed on the implementation of the Russian project on holding environmental competitions Clean Games in Kenya and Malaysia. The document was signed by Christine Sayo - head of the international volunteer environmental movement (Let's do it) branch in Kenya, Muhammad Azmi Bin Zaini - head of the Malaysian Volunteer Students Foundation (Yayasan Sukarelawan Siswa) and Dmitry Ioffe - head and founder of the Clean Games project.

    Under the agreement, representatives of Kenya and Malaysia intend to hold the Clean Games in their countries, and the Russian side will provide a methodology for organizing volunteer environmental events for a free social franchise.

    As colleagues from Kenya told, in Africa, the project has long been interested in - they found out about the Clean Games after they passed in Nigeria. Clean Games have an environmental theme and technology, which is very popular in other countries, they aroused great interest among representatives of other countries at the conference, Artem Metelev, chairman of the board of the Association of Volunteer Centers, said.

    Earlier, agreements on holding environmental competitions Clean Games in their countries were signed by the representatives of Argentina, Armenia, Vietnam, Germany, Dominican Republic, Spain, China, Colombia, Malawi, Moldova, Nigeria, Panama, Serbia, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, Dmitry Ioffe told to the editorial staff of web-site.

    Clean Games received high marks from IAVE participants, interested many. This is important for the further international expansion of the project, and for me as its author and founder - proof of the proper development of the Clean Games. Our goal for the next few years is to hold competitions in all parts of the world - from Africa to America. I am confident that, together with my team, this will be possible to realize, and the games in India at the end of October will be the next stage of our international program Dmitry Ioffe said.

    In the framework of IAVE, Dmitry Ioffe also made a presentation of the project to foreign partners and colleagues, and also announced the next project event, which will be held on October 31 within the framework of the World Congress program of the International Youth Chamber JCI in Indian Goa.

    More than 1000 representatives of the volunteer movement from more than 70 countries of the world participated in the World Conference on Volunteering. This year, the co-organizer of the anniversary event was the Directorate of the Year of the Volunteer in the Russian Federation. Russia participated in this conference for the first time. The delegation included representatives of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs, the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, the Association of Volunteer Centers, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives and others.


    Clean Games are ecological quests that were invented in St. Petersburg in 2014. The first game was organized partly at the expense of the participants, partly with the help of partners. But the excitement of the competition when collecting garbage so inspired all the participants and organizers that it was decided to continue the project.

    During the four years of its existence, the project spent 384 games in 179 cities, since launch in 2014, 609 tons of garbage were collected. More than half of the waste has been sent for recycling. In 2018, the project became international: on March 31, Clean Games were held in India, on May 5 - in Nigeria, on May 20 - in Ukraine, on September 16 - in Vietnam. Japan, Colombia and the Dominican Republic plan to join the project.

    Source: Website Editorial