16 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 at SK Convent Pulau Tikus, Pulau Pinang.
The programme was attended by a total 156 students from year 4, 5 & 6 and teachers took turns to be at the assembly hall. This programme was revealed about water education by the facilitator, Dr Hong Chern Wern, from Water Watch Penang and assisted by comm intern, Nursyazana.
The program’s goal is to introduce students to the importance of proper water consumption, followed by water issues occurring around the world, including Malaysia. The programme also discusses local water issues, river and water monitoring and evaluation, and water conservation measures in Penang. If water use is not controlled, it may result in increased consumption, future demands, and other problems.
Water Watch Penang also educates students the amount of water that can be saved when installing the water-saving kits, as well as how to use water-saving kits so that their functions can be used in the right way. In addition, the teacher at the school who is also a teacher for the environmental club is also interested in holding a quiz for the students based on the slides that have been shown to the students.
Besides, Water Watch Penang has also provided free water-saving kits by PBA Pulau Pinang to students. This water-saving kit at once will also make the students save water not only at school but also at home. The programme also conducts classroom activities for students where they have to bring their own water bills to calculate the level of water consumption for each household. The results of their water bills will determine whether they are 5 stars users until 1 star user. From the stars they earn, they will know how to save more water in their daily lives.
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