On October 10, 2023, for the second consecutive day, Water Watch Penang (WWP) and Xylem SEA successfully conducted a water education program as part of their CSR initiative at SMK Bukit Jambul. The program involved a total of 100 Form 3 students and teachers, led by Ms. Norasiah, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
The session began with an opening speech from Mr. Mohamad Hapiz B Mohd Rosli, Country Head of Xylem Water Solutions Malaysia Sdn Bhd. Mr. Hapiz provided an overview of the company and outlined its efforts in addressing water-related challenges in cities and schools. He also showed a 5-minute video about Xylem’s initiative in helping a group of young Thai soccer team trapped in a cave in 2018.
Next, Dr. Hong Chern Wern continued the session by giving a brief introduction to Water Watch Penang’s vision and mission and its activities throughout the year. To kickstart the education session, he presented awareness-inducing topics about water issues worldwide, focusing on Malaysia and Penang. This session aimed to show and educate the students about the reasons to use water wisely in Malaysia, especially in Penang, which is the highest water consumer in Malaysia despite being a water-poor state.
On October 9, 2023, Water Watch Penang (WWP) and Xylem SEA executed a successful collaboration as part of their CSR program at the Botanical Garden, Penang. The program involved a total of 40 Standard 5 and 6 students, 4 teachers, and Mr. Mohd Fuad bin Hj Rosli, the Chairman of the PIBG from SK Convent Pulau Tikus, Penang. The program ran from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. In contrast to the previous iteration, which adopted a lecture-based approach focusing on water conservation, the current program consisted of a river education activity where students had the opportunity to assess river water quality firsthand.
On August 22, 2023, Water Watch Penang and Xylem SEA successfully collaborated on their second CSR program in Selangor, this time involving 60 Form 1 students from SM Sains Kuala Selangor. The program took place from 2:15 pm to 4:15 pm.
Mr. Mohamad Hapiz B Mohd Rosli, Country Head of Xylem Water Solutions Malaysia Sdn Bhd, delivered the opening remarks. As an alumnus of SM Sains Kuala Selangor, he also shared his educational and career journey, spanning from Malaysia to his decade-long experience in Japan, inspiring the students. The program then continued with an introduction to Xylem SEA and its core business by Ms. Alicia Rani Francis, Project Manager, followed by Ms. Mavinia Allagu, Engineer in Applications Engineering & Tender Support, South East Asia, and Xylem Malaysia Watermark Ambassador, who introduced Xylem Watermark and its CSR Program. Xylem Watermark’s motto, ‘Every Drop Counts’, aligns with Water Watch Penang’s motto.
On 21st August 2023, the second Xylem Watermark CSR Programme of the year took place in partnership with Xylem South East Asia at SMK Jeram, Selangor. This event followed the first Xylem Watermark CSR Programme held at Penang Free School on February 17, 2023. The programme, conducted in collaboration with WWP, lasted from 11 am to 1 pm and was attended by a total of 120 Form 2 students.
The programme began with a welcoming speech by the Chairperson of SMK Jeram’s education programme. Subsequently, En. Hapiz B Mohd Rosli, Country Head of Xylem Water Solutions Malaysia Sdn Bhd, delivered the opening speech. Mr. Ng Sek Hing, Sales Manager, introduced the main industries of Xylem in South East Asia, and Ms. Mavinia Allagu, an engineer in Applications Engineering & Tender Support for South East Asia and Xylem Watermark Ambassador, introduced Xylem’s CSR Programme, Xylem Watermark.