After nearly 2 years of planning, implementation and evaluation of actions taken by students and teachers to promote water conservation, finally the Water Genius Challenge Finale took place on the 4th December 2021 via online zoom. Due to the MCO movement, the WGC has been prolonged with various challenges taking place from 2020 up to December 2021 involving schools from Klang Valley and Kuala Lumpur.
Organised by Water Watch Penang and Salcon Berhad, this initiative was supported by the State Education Department of Selangor, International Network for Capacity Development in Sustainable Water Management (Cap-Net) and Malaysia Capacity Development Network MyCDNet.
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: