Young Sri Lankan Catholics launched a program called YCS Green Revolution 2020 on Oct. 1. (Photo: YCS)
While everyone else was doing nothing at home during the nationwide lockdown, a group of Catholic students in Sri Lanka were using their time constructively.
A project which was started during the Covid-19 epidemic by the Young Catholic Students’ Movement (YCS) on a small scale has borne fruit in a big way.
Malin Vass, vice-president of the Asian Student Committee of YCS, joined other students to grow plants during the lockdown period. His team used social media to encourage others to grow plants while they were confined at home.
Students began posting photos of the vegetables and fruits grown in their home gardens on social media. They shared the produce they grew with their neighbors and friends. YCS students launched another program called YCS Green Revolution 2020 on Oct. 1 as a second step.