26 JULY 2023 – Water Watch Penang (WWP) successfully conducted the ‘Negalitres for Schools’ River and Water Education Programme for students from SMK CONVENT BUTTERWORTH on 26th July 2023. 

A total of 40 students ranging from Form 1 to Form 5 and a teacher attended this programme from 12.00 pm to 1.30 pm.

The programme commenced with reintroduction of the Negalitres Programme for Schools, to the students and the objectives of this programme. Dr. Hong also introducing WWP’s past and upcoming activities of WWP. Next, as part of awareness raising initiatives, he also presented on the global, national, and local water crisis, water facts, water conservation strategies, and other water-related issues. The programme also included an activity where the students learned how to calculate the daily water consumption per person per day based on PBAPP’s water bill.

Through a video, Dr Hong also demonstrated the proper way to use an automatic push tap and its purpose in reducing water wastage. The students were also introduced to other types of water-saving technologies and equipment such as rainwater harvesting systems, dual flush toilets and slow-flow inserts for taps, ‘Washers’ by Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP).

Besides, Dr Hong taught the students various ways to save water at school and home while highlighting the importance of using water wisely for environmental preservation.

At the end of the session, the students were treated with a short quiz sessions where the lucky winners received mugs.

For more information, please get in touch with WWP Executive Manager, Dr Hong Chern Wern, at hong.wwp@gmail.com or contact WWP at +60 19-575 1253.

Note: ‘Negalitres for Schools’, launched on 22 March 2022, was coordinated by WWP, in partnership with Intel Corporation, CLEAN International and in collaboration with Seberang Perai City Council (MBSP) and PBAPP. This project is fully funded by CLEAN International Inc. and Intel Corporation as well as supported by the Ministry of Environment and Water and Penang State Education Department. The local partners involved are Penang State Government via Penang Green Council, PBAPP and Green Educators Workgroup (GREW).

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