River and Water Education Programme at POWIIS: First Collaboration with Habitat Foundation – 2nd June 2023

2nd June 2023: Water Watch Penang in the first ever collaboration with Habitat Foundation, have successfully conducted its core programme, the ‘River and Water Education Programme at the Prince of Wales Island International School (POWIIS) at Balik Pulau on the 2nd of June 2023. Also, this was the second education session conducted for POWIIS in school after the first tailor-made geography programme was conducted at Taman Jajar Sungai Ara in the year 2023.

Invited by Habitat Foundation and attended by two teachers, 6 students aged between 13-16 years old and Mr. Eric Shaun Seaton, the Comms Manager of Habitat Foundation, this programme was conducted by the Executive Manager of WWP, Dr. Hong Chern Wern.

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World Water Day 2023: Accelerating Change

Your actions, no matter how small, can help solve the water crisis:
• Take shorter showers
• Create a raingarden
• Buy local, seasonal food
Share your #WaterAction
www.unwater.org/bethechange this #WorldWaterDay
Be the change – do what you can to help solve the water crisis:
• Turn off the tap
• Don’t put waste down the drain
• Clean up your local river, lake or beach
Get more #WaterAction ideas for #WorldWaterDay at www.unwater.org/bethechange

First CSR Programme of the year with Xylem South East Asia – 17 February 2023, Penang Free School.

17th Feb 2023: Water Watch Penang and Xylem South East Asia have successfully collaborated for its first CSR programme on River and Water Education Programme at Penang Free School on the 17th of February 2023.

Despite the last day of the school term, the programme was attended by more than twenty Form 3 students. Executive Committee of WWP, together with the Senior Leadership Team of Xylem South East Asia, the session commenced with an opening speech by Dr Hong Chern Wern, the Executive Manager of Water Watch Penang, followed by inspiration speech by an Mr. Koh Chong Hin, South East Asia Managing Director, Xylem Water Solutions Singapore PTE. As an old Free, Mr Koh shared his experience and journey to Xylem Water Solutions as well as giving inspiration to the students of Penang Free School. Next, Prof. Dr. Chan Ngai Weng, the President of Water Watch Penang, introduced about Water Watch Penang and its 25-year journey in educating the public in water conservation with the aim to create a water saving society.

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Triple ‘River and Water Education Programme’ in a week at SK Titi Teras, SJKC Keng Koon, and SMK Saujana Indah

7-November-2022: Water Watch Penang (WWP) has conducted a river water education programme in two schools: SK Titi Teras (1st November 2022), SJKC Keng Koon (3rd November 2022) and SMK Saujana Indah (5th November 2022) under the Negalitres for Schools Programme and MBSP-Negalitres for Schools Programme respectively.

A total of 30 students from SK Titi Teras, together with more than 300 students from SJKC Keng Koon and 23 students from SMK Saujana Indah participated in this education session conducted jointly by Dr. Hong Chern Wern, Ms. Ong Ke Shin and Mr. Ooi Che Khai.

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Family Fun Learning Workshop on Water Treatment Processes at the Giving Tree Story House – 6th November 2022, The Giving Tree Story House

WWP does not only promote and conduct river and education session for primary school and secondary school student but also involves kindergarten students with their family.

In partnership with PBAPP and Universiti Sains Malaysia, led by Dr. Oh Wen Da and Dr. Ni Si Ling who are also Committee Member and member of Water Watch Penang, water treatment education kit were designed, developed and utilised in this workshop.

A total of seven group of families (approximately 30 participants) attended the workshop hosted by ‘The Giving Tree Story House’ learning about the main water treatment processes via fun and interactive method using the education kit.

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