On September 20, 2023, Water Watch Penang (WWP) successfully conducted the River and Water Education Program ‘Negalitres for Schools’ for students from SK Kongsi, Balik Pulau, Penang.
More than 200 students, ranging from Standard 4 to Standard 6, along with five teachers, participated in this program from 10:30am to 12.30pm
Dr. Hong Chern Wern, the Executive Manager of WWP, initiated the session by providing a brief explanation about the organization and its goals. This explanation also encompassed the entire history of WWP, past initiatives, and ongoing activities related to water, which are part of WWP’s mission to raise awareness about global, national, and local water issues and challenges.
Next, the facilitator, Ms. Khairul Barieyah, who is also undergoing industrial training at WWP, continued the session by educating the students on the correct usage of automatic push taps and their role in minimising water wastage. Ms. Khairul also introduced students to various water-saving technologies and equipment, including slow-flow faucet inserts, rainwater harvesting systems, and dual-flush toilets. This explanation also focused on how students can conserve water at school and at home, emphasising the importance of responsible water use for future sustainability.
Quizzes were held between the lectures, and students who answered correctly received prizes from WWP. Additionally, students were provided with the Water Saving Guidebook courtesy of PBAPP. Water Watch Penang would like to express its gratitude to SK Kongsi for allowing us to organise and carry out the ‘Negalitres for Schools’ Program.