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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‘NEGALITRES FOR SCHOOLS PROGRAMME’- RIVER AND WATER EDUCATION PROGRAM AT SK CONVENT BUKIT MERTAJAM – 9TH AUGUST 2023

9th AUGUST 2023 – This day signifies the occurrence of an educational session on rivers and water as part of the Negalitres for Schools Programme, organized by Water Watch Penang. The session took place at SK CONVENT BUKIT MERTAJAM, with the participation of 39 students from Standard 4, accompanied by 5 teachers, from 12.00 pm-1.30 pm.

Dr. Hong Chern Wern, the Executive Manager of WWP, commenced the session by providing insights into WWP’s background, objectives, and previous endeavors. He also shared valuable perspectives on worldwide, national, and community-specific water concerns, in addition to showcasing diverse water-conservation technologies. Next, he underscored the primary water-intensive activities within households and workplaces, while offering recommendations to diminish water usage. By shedding light on these insights, he aimed to foster a greater awareness of responsible water usage among students and teachers, ultimately contributing to more sustainable water practices for the future.

The students were engaged in an interactive session where they learned about water quality monitoring by comparing tap water and the polluted river water beside their school. A significant aspect of the activity involved instructing the students on conducting chemical tests using testing strips. This activity was assisted by four dedicated interns, Ms. Khairul Barieyah, Ms. Naaga Lechume, Ms. Divya Sree, and Ms. Tan Ying Sing. The students were divided into four groups and the interns facilitated the session by providing explanations to the students, aiding their comprehension and enabling them to distinguish between polluted river water and tap water more effectively. 

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Salcon Water Watch Penang Training of Trainers: Smart Water Programme – 15th July 2023, Taman Persekutuan Bukit Kiara

15th July 2023: Water Watch Penang, in collaboration with Salcon Berhad, conducted the first Training of Trainers program of the year for teachers and educators at Taman Persekutuan Bukit Kiara. The program was attended by a total of 14 teachers and 2 undergraduates from various institutions: SMK (P) Taman Petaling (8 participants), SMK Puteri Titiwangsa (1 participant), Chong Hwa Independent High School (3 participants), SMK (L) Methodist Sentul (1 participant), SMK Seri Titiwangsa (1 participant), and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) (2 participants).

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‘NEGALITRES FOR SCHOOLS’: RIVER AND WATER EDUCATION PROGRAMME AT SK JALAN HAMILTON PENANG

5 JULY 2023 – Water Watch Penang (WWP) successfully conducted the ‘Negalitres for Schools’ River and Water Education Programme for students from SK Jalan Hamilton Penang on 5th July 2023. 

A total of 47 students ranging from standard four to standard six and 4 teachers participated in the programme from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm.

Clean International, which is one of the programme’s partners and funder, was also present for the talk, all the way from California, USA. The President, Ms Heather Baker, Co-Founder Mr Wally Baker and their two children (cum volunteer) Ms Alivia Baker and Mr Brody Baker came to participate in the talk and to interview the students.

A total of 47 students ranging from standard four to standard six and 4 teachers participated in the programme from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm.
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