On the 22nd of October 2023, Water Watch Penang (WWP) conducted a river education program in collaboration with South Island Garment Sdn Bhd as part of their CSR initiative. Mr. Lee Ming Yeaw, the Facility/HSE Manager, led a group of 33 participants, which included employees and their respective family members. This marked the second collaborative CSR program between South Island Garment Sdn Bhd and WWP, with the initial one taking place last year in Cherok Tokun.
The program began with an introduction from Prof. Dato’ Dr. Chan Ngai Weng, the President of WWP, who provided insights into WWP’s mission and highlighted the challenging state of water resources in Penang. He emphasized the scarcity of raw fresh water and highlighted that Penang’s water supply primarily comes from Sungai Muda in Kedah. Following that, a mock cheque presentation was carried out by Ms. Chung Kui Yin, the Senior Admin/HR Manager of South Island Garment Sdn Bhd, to Prof. Dato’ Dr. Chan Ngai Weng, the President of WWP.
27th May 2023 –Water Watch Penang (WWP) successfully organised a river and water education programme for Smith & Nephew Operations Sdn Bhd’s first-ever Family Day at the Penang Botanic Gardens on 27th May 2023.
A total of 30 employees and their family members participated in the programme from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm. WWP Executive Manager Dr Hong Chern Wern served as the programme’s lead facilitator with assistance from four other facilitators, Ms Puteri Nur Atiqah Bandira, Ms Ong Ke Shin, Ms Adeline Chong Neian and Mr Sharvind Sivan, the Comms Intern, Ms Lee Tze Ee and volunteers from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Roots & Shoots Malaysia (RASMA) and SK Bukit Gambir, Penang.
15th April 2023 – Salcon Berhad and Water Watch Penang (WWP) successfully organised Salcon Smart Water Programme (SSWP) for students from Chong Hwa Independent High School at Bukit Kiara Federal Park, Kuala Lumpur on 15th April 2023.
A total of 36 Form Three students and four teachers participated in the programme from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm. WWP Executive Manager Dr Hong Chern Wern served as the programme’s lead facilitator with assistance from four other facilitators, Ms Kimberly Wong, Ms Emily Wong, Mr Sharvind Sivan, and Mr Alex.
SSWP is an interactive and hands-on practical river activity conducted by Salcon Berhad in collaboration with WWP and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). The programme aims to educate students about rivers and water on a global, regional, and local level, and the essential role of rivers as one of the water resources.
28th August 2022 – A short river water education awareness programme took place on the 28th August 2022 at Taman Jajar, Sungai Ara with the participation from partners in Universiti Sains Malaysia and their research collaborators from Universiti Putra Malaysia and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia under the Long Term Research Grant Scheme (LRGS) for Water Balance research project.