On the 15th of September 2022, a Training of Trainers (TOT) Programme for teachers of for Green Educator’s Workgroup (GREW) took place at SMK Pulau Tikus. A total of 14 teachers from different schools of Penang participated in this programme, held at the ‘Mind Mastery Centre’, hosted by SMJK Convent Pulau Tikus.
GREW is one of WWP’s partner in the ‘Negalitres for School’s Programme’. Thus, the main objective of this programme was to train the teachers from GREW so that they can be facilitators in their respective school, thus creating multiplying effects of educators who are trained and passionate in river and water education.
Dr. Hong Chern Wern as the Executive Manager of Water Watch Penang (WWP), started the session by explaining the objective of the programme followed by introduction about the Negalitres for Schools Programme as well as Water Watch Penang as an NGO.
Next Dr. Hong guided the teachers on the components of environmental education as well as the content of the education programme, which are water crises around the world and in Malaysia, followed by types of water saving technology and ways to save water. Aided by Ms. Ong Ke Shin, WWP’s senior facilitator, she detailed the steps involved in conducting a biological evaluation. She further trained the teachers on how to distinguish similar aquatic macro-invertebrates some of which are intolerant to polluted river and vice versa. Implementation of these curricular changes will begin in classrooms across all participating institutions.
Upon completion of this programme, teachers are required to conduct one education session in their own school.
This programme is brought to you by Clean International and Intel Corportation in partnership with Water Watch Penang, and supported by Jabatan Pendidikan Pulau Pinang, Penang Green Council and of course Green Educator’s Workgroup (GREW)
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