On September 25, 2023, Water Watch Penang (WWP) effectively coordinated the ‘Negalitres for Schools’ River and Water Education Program at SJKC Li Tek B. The program engaged 79 students, spanning Standard 4 to Standard 6, along with 15 dedicated teachers. The event ran from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Mr. Hanson, the program’s facilitator, commenced by providing an overview of WWP’s mission and its extensive history of water-related initiatives. He used “The Water Princess” story-telling model to explain local and global water crises, emphasizing water conservation and responsible usage. Next, natural and human-induced factors contributing to water scarcity were discussed, accompanied by visuals illustrating daily struggles in underserved communities, fostering empathy and responsibility among the students. Addressing a local concern, Mr. Hanson highlighted Penang’s low water tariff and its potential to encourage wasteful practices.
On September 23, 2023, Water Watch Penang (WWP) partnered with SJK(C) Chung Hwa Pusat for a compelling River and Water Education Programme during the school’s lively Mid-Autumn Festival Weekend Market from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM. The programme attracted a diverse group of 28 participants, including children from kindergarten, primary and secondary students, working adults, and even some housewives who brought their children along.
The presentation commenced with Mr. Hanson Yeoh, WWP’s Programme Officer, providing an introduction to WWP’s historical background, vision, and its ultimate goal of fostering a water-saving society. Following this, Mr. Hanson Yeoh delved into a comprehensive discussion about the global, national, and local instances of water crises and their implications. During his presentation, he utilized the storybook “The Water Princess” to underscore the water crisis experienced by an African nation, emphasizing the importance of appreciating our access to clean drinking water every day. Notably, the kindergarten children in the audience were particularly captivated by this story.
Water Watch Penang (WWP) has organized the ‘Negalitres for Schools’ River and Water Education Programme for students of SMJK Perempuan China Pulau Pinang on 20th September 2023. A total of 150 students, ranging from Form 1 to 3, along with the participation of one teacher, engaged in the programme from 2.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.
Mr. Hanson, WWP’s Programme Officer, opened the programme by outlining WWP’s goals and water-related activities. He emphasized the global water crisis and its impact on Malaysia, explaining the causes with compelling visuals to evoke empathy. Moreover, Mr. Hanson also addressed a local concern—the low water tariff in Penang and its potential for promoting wasteful water use.
On September 20, 2023, Water Watch Penang (WWP) conducted the ‘Negalitres for Schools’ River and Water Education Program alongside a Storytelling Program for students at SJKC Keow Kuang from 11.00AM to 12.30 PM. A total of 836 students, ranging from Standard 1 to Standard 6, participated, along with 46 teachers.
Dr. Ng Si Ling, an active member of Water Watch Penang and a senior lecturer in USM, led the educational session, aligning with the program’s objective to enhance water awareness among children. She began by introducing WWP and then delved into foundational knowledge about freshwater resources and the water cycle, emphasizing the scarcity of potable water.
Water Watch Penang (WWP) has successfully executed the ‘Negalitres for Schools’ River and Water Education Program at SJKC Sin Min, Balik Pulau, Penang, on September 19, 2023. A total of 24 students, ranging from Standard 1 to Standard 6, along with three teachers, actively participated in this enlightening program from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM.
The program commenced with Mr. Hanson Yeoh, the Programme Officer of WWP, delivering an insightful presentation. He provided a comprehensive overview of WWP’s historical background, objectives, and past endeavors. Moreover, he delved into the critical water-related issues on a global, national, and local scale, presenting essential water-related facts, strategies for water conservation, and the significant roles that rivers play in our environment and society.