Children of Upper Suriname “Beat Plastic Pollution”

 Photo Credit: PAHO Suriname

Departing from the GCCA+ Office from Paramaribo and driving 3 hours by bus and travelling 2 hours by boat, we encounter Pikien Slee, the second largest village along the Suriname river in the Upper Suriname area in the district Sipaliwini of Suriname. A Marroon community belonging to the ‘Samaaka’ tribe composed of 3000 people, only accessible by boat. The people of Pikien Slee live from agriculture, hunting and fishing. 

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