Xylem Watermark CSR Programme – Water-Wise River Education Programme with SK Convent Pulau Tikus – 9 October 2023, Penang Botanical Garden

On October 9, 2023, Water Watch Penang (WWP) and Xylem SEA executed a successful collaboration as part of their CSR program at the Botanical Garden, Penang. The program involved a total of 40 Standard 5 and 6 students, 4 teachers, and Mr. Mohd Fuad bin Hj Rosli, the Chairman of the PIBG from SK Convent Pulau Tikus, Penang. The program ran from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. In contrast to the previous iteration, which adopted a lecture-based approach focusing on water conservation, the current program consisted of a river education activity where students had the opportunity to assess river water quality firsthand.

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Water Education Awareness Programme with Habitat Foundation at Prince of Wales Island International School (POWIIS) – 6th October 2023

On October 6, 2023, Water Watch Penang collaborated with the Habitat Foundation to successfully conduct its core program, the ‘River and Water Education Program,’ at the Prince of Wales Island International School (POWIIS) in Balik Pulau. This marked the second collaboration between Water Watch Penang and the Habitat Foundation for classroom education at POWIIS.

The session was attended by two teachers, Mr. Ian Withers and Mr. Philip Odeny, as well as eight students aged between 13 and 16 years old. Mr. Naventhan Ahrasan, the Foundation Initiative Team Lead, and the program were conducted by Dr. Hong Chern Wern, the Executive Manager of WWP.

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The ‘NEGALITRES FOR SCHOOLS’ education talk, organized by Water Watch Penang (WWP), took place at SJK (T) Bukit Mertajam on September 26, 2023, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This event was attended by a total of 30 students from Standards 4 and 5, accompanied by 1 teacher, Ms. Poorani. 

Dr. Hong Chern Wern, the Executive Manager of WWP, initiated the session by providing a brief introduction to Water Watch Penang’s objectives, its previous initiatives, and ongoing activities.

Subsequently, the trained facilitators, Ms. Naaga Lechume and Ms. Divya Sree, both interns at WWP, conducted the session fully in Tamil language. They explained to the students regarding water-related concerns extending beyond Penang, covering global, national, and local water challenges. They also explored various innovative technologies and strategies for conserving water resources, along with explaining the process of evaluating river water quality. 

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River and Water Awareness Programme at Penang Buddhist Association Dharma Sunday School – 24 September 2023

24 September 2023 – Water Watch Penang (WWP) has successfully conducted a river and water awareness programme for Penang Buddhist Association Dharma Sunday School on the 24th of September 2023. The programme was held from 10.30 am to 12 am with a total of 70 students from primary and secondary students and 4 Sunday School teachers, participated in the programme.
Dr. Hong began the session by introducing WWP’s history, objectives, and previous activities. He also presented facts about water, such as global, national, and local water crises, water conservation strategies, and other related issues.

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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.

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