‘NEGALITRES FOR SCHOOL’ : RIVER AND WATER EDUCATION PROGRAMME AT SMJK PHOR TAY, BAYAN LEPAS – 29TH APRIL 2024

The ‘Negalitres for Schools’ River and Water Education Programme was successfully organised at SMJK Phor Tay on April 29, 2024 by Water Watch Penang (WWP). Running from 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM, 205 students and 2 teachers were actively participated in the event. The program’s objectives were to introduce students to the importance of responsible water consumption and then explore local and worldwide water concerns. It was led by WWP Programme Officer Mr. Hanson Yeoh and supported by WWP intern Ms. Nur Atiqah.

Mr. Hanson began the session by explaining the objectives and past projects of the organisation. A comprehensive discussion of the regional, the state, and global water challenges was held by the participants, who emphasised the pressing need for a united effort to address the water shortage. Mr. Hanson also discussed Penang’s cheap water rate and how it may cause water-wasting habits, which is a crucial local concern. He underlined that despite having the lowest water price and limited water resources of any state in Malaysia, Penang uses the most water.

Students also learned about the biological, chemical, and physical factors of assessing the quality of river water. Participants learned about the damaging impacts of chemical pollution on rivers and the importance of macroinvertebrates like prawns, crayfish, and nymphs in showing ecosystem health during the session.

Additionally, the program includes classroom activities for students, requiring them to bring their own water bills and calculate their daily water consumption, aiming to enhance their awareness of personal water usage. The session proceeded with quizzes, and those who answered correctly were rewarded with gifts from WWP as a gesture of appreciation.

WWP extends gratitude to SMJK Phor Tay for graciously hosting this informative session, emphasizing the importance of collaboration in cultivating a generation of environmentally conscious individuals. For further inquiries, please contact WWP’s Executive Manager, Dr. Hong Chern Wern, at hong.wwp@gmail.com, or directly reach out to WWP at +6019-5751253.

‘NEGALITRES FOR SCHOOL’ : RIVER AND WATER EDUCATION PROGRAMME AT SMK TELUK KUMBAR, BAYAN LEPAS – 24TH APRIL 2024

On April 25th, 2024, Water Watch Penang (WWP) successfully organized the ‘Negalitres for Schools’ River and Water Education Programme at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Teluk Kumbar, Bayan Lepas. The program engaged more than 700 students from 8.00 am until 9.30 am. Dr. Hong Chern Wern, WWP’s Executive Manager, along with interns Ms. Fatin Azahara and Ms. Nur Atiqah, led the session, supported by WWP intern Mr. Dane Lim Chiu Tong and Mr. Hanson Yeoh, the WWP Programme Officer.

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‘NEGALITRES FOR SCHOOL’ : RIVER AND WATER EDUCATION PROGRAMME AT SJKC HENG EE – 19TH APRIL 2024

On April 19, 2024, Water Watch Penang (WWP) successfully hosted the ‘Negalitres for School’ River and Water Education Programme at SJKC Heng Ee, engaging 175 students from Standards 1 to 6 along with 6 teachers from 8.00 am to 10.00 am. Led by Mr. Hanson Yeoh, the WWP Programme Officer, the session was supported by WWP interns Mr. Dane Lim Chiu Tong, Ms. Fatin Azahara and Ms. Nur Atiqah. It commenced with a comprehensive overview of WWP’s objectives and past efforts.

The students were then introduced to the global water crisis, with a focus on the challenges faced by African nations in accessing clean water, illustrated through the narrative of “The Water Princess” storybook. Mr. Hanson Yeoh effectively conveyed the story’s message, leaving a lasting impression on the students regarding the significance of water resources.

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‘NEGALITRES FOR SCHOOL’ : RIVER AND WATER EDUCATION PROGRAMME AT SJK(C) PAI CHAI, BATU FERIGGHI, PULAU PINANG – 18TH APRIL 2024

On April 18, 2024, Water Watch Penang (WWP) successfully conducted the ‘Negalitres for Schools’ River and Water Education Programme at SJK (C) Pai Chai. The program engaged a total of 48 students and 3 teachers from 10:30 am until 12:00 pm. Mr. Hanson Yeoh, the WWP Programme Officer, led the session, supported by WWP interns Mr. Dane Lim Chiu Tong, Ms. Fatin Azahara, and Ms. Nur Atiqah.

The session began with an informative overview of WWP’s mission and past activities. It then delved into discussions on global, national, and local water crises, emphasizing water scarcity as a collective challenge requiring unified action. The focus shifted to Penang’s own water scarcity issues, highlighting Sungai Muda in Kedah as its primary water source, underscoring the pressing nature of the situation.

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‘NEGALITRES FOR SCHOOL’ : RIVER AND WATER EDUCATION PROGRAMME AT SJK(C) LI HWA, BUTTERWORTH, PULAU PINANG – 17TH APRIL 2024

On April 17, 2024, Water Watch Penang (WWP) successfully organized the ‘Negalitres for School’ River and Water Education Programme at SJKC Li Hwa. The event involved 500 students from Standards 4 to 6 along with 15 teachers, and ran from 1.20 pm to 2.20 pm. Mr. Hanson Yeoh, the WWP Programme Officer, led the session, supported by WWP interns Mr. Dane Lim Chiu Tong, Ms. Fatin Azahara, and Ms. Nur Atiqah. The session commenced with a thorough overview of WWP’s objectives and past endeavors.

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