1 June 2022: ‘Negalitres for Schools’ has been successfully held by Water Watch Penang where this educational programme has been conducted face-to-face for primary school students from SK Seri Bayu, Teluk Kumbar.
The programme was attended by a total of more than 350 hundred students from Standard 4 to Standard 6 during the Sesi Ko-Kurikulum, facilitated by Dr Hong Chern Wern, from Water Watch Penang and assisted by Communications intern, Nursyazana.
The program’s goal was to educate students about the importance of proper water usage, as well as water concerns that are occurring all around the world, especially in Malaysia. Local water issues, river and water monitoring and evaluation, and water conservation in Penang are all covered in the programme. If water use is not regulated, it may result in increased consumption, future needs, and other issues.
In addition, PBAPP has distributed free water-saving kits to students through Water Watch Penang. This water-saving kit will assist them in conserving water both at school and at home. Students were also required to bring their own water bills to calculate the level of water consumption for each household as part of this program’s classroom activities. Their water bills will determine if they are a 5 star, 4 star, 3 star, 2 star or 1 star water user at home. They also learnt how to preserve more water in their daily lives as a result of the stars they earn.
Moreover, the response to the water education programme from teachers and students is very positive when they want more programmes like this in the future. In addition, the principal of this school also gives her full support to this ‘Negalitres for Schools’ where she really enjoyed and welcoming the education programme like this and want more the water-saving kits to give to people.
This programme is brought to you by CLEAN International and Intel Corporation and coordinated by Water Watch Penang.
For more information, please contact Executive Manager, Dr. Hong Chern Wern at hong.wwp[at]gmail[dot]com