On 2nd August 2023, Water Watch Penang (WWP) organized an educational program on rivers and water at SK Dato Kramat as part of the Negalitres for Schools Programme. The program was attended by a total of 300 students from Standard 4, 5, and 6, along with 5 teachers. Dr. Hong Chern Wern, the executive manager of Water Watch Penang, conducted the education session in Bahasa Melayu.

During the session, Dr. Hong began by introducing WWP’s history, objectives, and past activities. He also presented various water-related facts, including global, national, and local water crises, water conservation strategies, and other related issues.

Furthermore, Dr. Hong taught the students how to calculate their household’s daily water consumption from the water bill, enabling them to understand their water usage. He also provided tips on how to conserve water at both school and home while emphasizing the importance of using water wisely for environmental preservation.

Additionally, the students had the opportunity to learn about river water quality monitoring through biological assessment. The program also featured 2 quiz sessions where lucky winners received merchandises from Water Watch Penang.

For further details, interested individuals can reach out to WWP’s Executive Manager, Dr. Hong Chern Wern, via email at hong.wwp@gmail.com or by contacting 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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