Catalyst Event: Igniting Change Through Talks and Fundraising by Stonyhurst International School – 28th to 29th  March 2024, Stonyhurst International School

Led by Mr. Caellum McIntosh, Ms. Tan Xiang Yi and Mr. Austinn Ng, from Year 9 Lower Secondary School, Stonyhurst International School organised a basketball competition on the 28th of March 2024 to fundraise for Water Watch Penang.

On the next day, during the school assembly, as introduction, Water Watch Penang (WWP) were invited to give a brief introduction about WWP as well as the main challenges in water conservation in Penang. Dr. Hong Chern Wern, the Executive Manager, highlighted on the main water issues in Penang especially on its ‘water-poor’ status and low tariff that leads to high water wastage in Penang.

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Geography Field Work for Prince of Wales Island International School (POWIIS) – 27th March 2024, Taman Jajar Sungai Ara.

On March 27, 2024, Water Watch Penang (WWP) conducted a river education program with Prince of Wales Island International School as a part of their Geography fieldwork at Taman Jajar Sungai Ara.
The programme was attended by eleven students in all, together with their two corresponding teachers. In the introduction, Dr. Hong Chern Wern, the Executive Manager of WWP, gave a brief overview of the organization’s goals and emphasised on the challenging situation of Penang’s water resources. During the hands-on session, Dr Hong and Mr. Hanson Yeoh (Programme Officer) assisted by inters of WWP, Ms. Fatin, Ms. Atiqah and Mr. Dane conducted the monitoring session for the students.

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Empowering Penang’s Youth: ‘Negalitres for Schools’ River and Water Education Programme at SJKC Eok Hua

On April 1, 2024, Water Watch Penang (WWP) successfully carried out the ‘Negalitres for Schools’ River and Water Education Programme at SJKC Eok Hua. The program engaged 53 students and 16 teachers from 8:00 am to 10:00 am.

Mr. Hanson Yeoh, the WWP Programme Officer, along with assistance from interns – Mr. Dane Lim Chiu Tong, Ms. Nur Atiqah Binti Roslan, and Ms. Nur Fatin Azahara, initiated the session with an enlightening presentation. This presentation offered insights into the organization’s history, objectives, and previous projects. Subsequently, the students were introduced to the global water crisis, followed by discussions on national and local water crises.

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‘NEGALITRES FOR SCHOOLS’: RIVER AND WATER EDUCATION PROGRAMME AT SMJK JIT SIN – 26TH MARCH 2024

On March 26, 2024, Water Watch Penang (WWP) successfully conducted the ‘Negalitres for Schools’ River and Water Education Programme at SMJK Jit Sin. The programme engaged 478 students from Form 2, along with 4 teachers, running from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Mr. Hanson Yeoh, the WWP Programme Officer, along with assistance from interns – Mr. Dane Lim Chiu Tong, Ms. Nur Atiqah Binti Roslan, and Ms. Nur Fatin Azahara, initiated the session with an enlightening presentation. This presentation offered insights into the organization’s history, objectives, and previous projects. Subsequently, the students were introduced to the global water crisis, followed by discussions on national and local water crises.

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SALCON SMART WATER PROGRAMME FOR SJKT APPAR, KL -23rd MARCH 2024, BUKIT KIARA FEDERAL PARK, KUALA LUMPUR

The Salcon Smart Water Programme (SSWP) took place successfully on March 23, 2024, in partnership between Salcon Engineering Berhad and Water Watch Penang, at Taman Persekutuan Bukit Kiara, KL.

Attendees included 21 students and 2 teachers from SJKT Appar, and representatives from Salcon Berhad: Ms. Chern Meng Gaik (Corporate General Manager), Mr. Chin Yaw Ying (Corporate Affairs & Sustainability Executive) and Ms. Fadwa Faieqah under Protégé Programme Malaysia.

Aligned with the theme of this year’s World Water Day, “Water for Peace,” SSWP aimed to highlight not only water accessibility but also the unifying influence of water in fostering harmony among communities and nations. The river activity was designed to educate students about rivers and water across various geographic scales, including global, regional, and local perspectives, with a special focus on Kuala Lumpur.

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