The SJKC Union 21 Days Zero Waste Challenge 2021 ended on a high note in conjunction of World Environment Day. This event, a brainchild of the passionate teachers of SJKC Union in collaboration with Eco Schools Programme (under the Foundation for Environmental Education).
In line with SDG6 (Clean water and sanitation) and SDG12 (Responsible consumption and production), this ‘challenge’ was organised with the effort to educate students on the concept of ‘Water Saving Initiatives’ in mind. Also, to be in line with SDG17 (Partnership for the Goals), this event was co-organised with Water Watch Penang and Malaysia Ecological Civilization Communication Center, in association with SJKC Union Zero Waste Initiative.
After months of trainings and preparations by the teachers and students of Water Genius Challenge, the Phase 2 Water Genius Challenge, which is the implementation phase, commenced on the 5th of April 2021. The commencement of WGC at school was to be concurrent with the two ToT sessions. However, due to Covid-19 Movement Control Order (MCO) which has resulted in delays and changes in school timing, the final two ToT sessions were conducted in the following month which took place on-line via zoom, on the 22nd and 29th May 2021.
One of the implementation processes is the need for the teachers to integrate river and water education component into the school’s existing curriculum, thus, in this final ToT session on Curriculum Integration of River-Water Related Topics, the objectives were:
In conjunction with the World Environment Day 2020, the Johor Boy’s Brigade via Mr Ethan Pang, invited Water Watch Penang to present a water education talk via zoom on the 6th of June 2020. The online talk utilising ‘zoom’ was attended by a total of 34 participants from the Boy’s Brigade team ranging from 13 to 17 years old with some of their working officers.
Water Watch Penang (WWP) in collaboration with Majlis Bandaraya Seberang Perai (MBSP), have organised the Penang Secondary School Water Quiz Competition 2019 on the 15th November 2019. A total of 65 students from 13 secondary schools in Penang, participated in this competition, hosted and sponsored by Auto City, Penang.
The Salcon Smart Water Programme Inter-State Water Quiz Competition 2019 took place on the 2nd of November 2019 for the 2nd time since its first version which was organised in the year 2012. Hosted by the Westminster College, this water quiz, in partnership with Water Watch Penang and Universiti Sain Malaysia, has attracted a total participation of 56 lower secondary students from 14 schools in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur collectively.