Photo Credit: Little Earthlings Club

An environmental club for children was started last year in Blouberg, and it has turned into a fun activity for the whole family to take part in.


South Africa (08 February 2022) – The Little Earthlings Club was created to provide environmental and humanitarian education. Tarryn Kim Day hoped that by launching the club, she would not only inspire educational pursuits but also have the opportunity to teach kindness, compassion, and empathy.

The Little Earthlings Club is, for now, a beach clean-up, but the hope is to progress into an organisation that helps children be charitable. Tarryn dreams of helping children collect food for animal shelters, clothing and blankets for the homeless, and toys for children in orphanages.

“I wanted to create something fun for kids to take part in whilst learning to be kind, compassionate and to have empathy not just for animals and the planet but towards everyone around them, especially their classmates (as I still see and hear of a lot of bullying going on in schools which breaks my heart!)

It is for all ages; we have children from as little as two years old right up to high schoolers coming!” – Tarryn Kim Day.

The Little Earthlings meet up every second Saturday at 10:00 on Blouberg beach. Tarryn was able to secure a sponsorship from Prime Cleaning Supplies supplies recycled bags, gloves, and sanitiser for all the participants.

The children and their families clean the beach for around 30 to 40mins, weather depending. After each cleanup, Tarryn makes sure the children get a delicious treat.

“After the cleanup, I always make sure I have a treat for all the kids that participated as well as Little Earthlings Club badges for anyone who is there for the first time. So will hand that all out and let them take some photos with their parents and each other using our Little Earthlings Club frame.”

Tarryn was able to secure a second sponsorship that will mean she can offer a reward at the end of each beach clean. This is very exciting for the children involved.

“We would love to work with more organisations to get sponsorships to be able to get t-shirts for the kids, more badges, buy them treats to say thank you and be able to keep going for as long as we can 🙂 So if there is anyone who would like to get involved, restaurants, corporates, retailers, grocery stores!! Anyone, we welcome any and all who want to be a part of our movement.

I am so happy and proud to see the kids taking part and getting so shocked at what they are seeing on the beach! I even had one mom come up to me the other day and say how The Little Earthlings Club beach clean-ups have made her daughter, who is 4 years old, start noticing trash everywhere she goes and wanting to pick it up!!”

The next cleanup is on the 19th of February 2022. You can find out more about getting involved via the Facebook page, Instagram or Website.

Sources: The Little Earthlings Club
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