“NEGALITRES FOR SCHOOLS”: RIVER AND WATER EDUCATION PROGRAM AT SK KONGSI – SEPTEMBER 20, 2023

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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‘NEGALITRES FOR SCHOOLS’: RIVER AND WATER EDUCATION PROGRAMME AT SJK (T) Subramaniya Barathee – 19 SEPTEMBER 2023

The ‘NEGALITRES FOR SCHOOLS’ educational talk, organized by Water Watch Penang (WWP), took place at SJK (T) Subramaniya Barathee on September 19, 2023, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The program was attended by a total of 37 students from Standard 5, accompanied by two teachers.

Dr. Hong Chern Wern, the Executive Manager of WWP, began the session by providing a brief explanation of Water Watch Penang and its overarching aims, as well as an outline of the program’s previous operations.

Following that, the passionate facilitators, Ms. Naaga Lechume and Ms. Divya Sree, both interning at WWP, led the session in Tamil. They delved into important water-related issues that extend beyond Penang, starting with discussions of global, governmental, and local water challenges. They also explored numerous innovative technologies and ways to conserve water resources, along with the process of assessing river water quality.

The educational highlight of the event was a detailed presentation about river macroinvertebrates. The students were taught about how macroinvertebrates are caught and identified to measure the health of the river ecosystem. They were shown videos of nymphs from stoneflies, dobsonflies, and dragonflies, sparking the students’ curiosity.

Quizzes were held in between the talks, and the winners each received prizes. Additionally, students were provided with the Water Saving Guidebook courtesy of PBAPP. Water Watch Penang would like to express its gratitude to SJK (T) Subramaniya Barathee for allowing us to organize and carry out this Negalitres for Schools Programme.

‘NEGALITRES FOR SCHOOLS’: RIVER AND WATER EDUCATION PROGRAMME AT SJK(T) Ladang Mayfield – 13 SEPTEMBER 2023

On 13 September 2023, Water Watch Penang (WWP) successfully conducted the ‘Negalitres for Schools’ River and Water Education Programme for students from SJKT Ladang Mayfield, Tasek Gelugor, Penang.

A total of 79 students, comprising of standard 1 until standard 6, along with 5 teachers, participated in the program from 10.30am to 12.30 pm.

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Water Education and Water Audit Programme at Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), Penang – 7th September 2023

The Young Men’s Christian Association of Penang (YMCA) hosted Water Watch Penang for an evening of water education awareness programming on September 7th, 2023, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. There were a total of 21 participants of varying age groups who joined the program, but the majority of them were senior citizens. The session has also seen participation from a sign language group to accommodate special needs participants during that evening.

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‘NEGALITRES FOR SCHOOLS’: RIVER AND WATER EDUCATION PROGRAMME AT SJKC CHUNG HWA 3, PERAI, PENANG

23 August 2023 – Water Watch Penang (WWP) successfully conducted the ‘Negalitres for Schools’ River and Water Education Programme for students from SJKC Chung Hwa 3, Butterworth, Penang on 23rd August 2023.

A group of 55 students, comprising both standard 4 and standard 5, along with 2 teachers, participated in the program from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

WWP Program Officer, Mr. Hanson Yeoh, initiated the presentation by providing an overview of WWP’s background, objectives, and previous undertakings. He then delved into discussions about the global, national, and local water crises, methods for conserving water, innovative technologies for water preservation, and various topics linked to water resources.

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