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.
14th September 2023 – Water Watch Penang successfully held ‘Negalitres for Schools’ on 14 September 2023, from 10.40 a.m. to 12.40 p.m. at SK Taman Senangan in Butterworth, Pulau Pinang.
The programme was attended by 105 Standard 5 students and 13 teachers, who were instructed on water education by a trained intern/facilitator, Ms Khairul Barieyah, who assisted the Water Watch Penang programme officer, Mr Hanson Yeoh.
6th SEPTEMBER 2023 – Water Watch Penang (WWP) successfully organised the ‘Negalitres for Schools’ River and Water Education Program for SMK CONVENT BUKIT MERTAJAM students in Bukit Mertajam, Penang. A total of more than 300 students from both Form 3 and Form 4, accompanied by the Principal and two teachers, participated in the program.
Madam Khaw delivered the opening speech with inspirational green remarks for the school’s embarkation in towards obtaining the Green Flag under the FEE Eco School’s Programme. Next, Dr. Hong kicked off the presentation by giving an introduction to WWP’s background, goals, and past initiatives. Subsequently, Dr. Hong led a session on water education, enlightening the students about worldwide water concerns, including topics like pollution, water scarcity, excessive water consumption, and the impact of climate change on water resources.
The ‘NEGALITRES FOR SCHOOLS’ educational talk, organized by the Water Watch Penang (WWP), took place at SJK (T) Ramakrishna on the 5th of September, 2023, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The programme was attended by a total of 46 students from Standard 4 to Standard 6, accompanied by a teacher.
The session commenced with Dr. Hong Chern Wern, the Executive Manager of WWP, delivering a short introduction about Water Watch Penang and its overarching objectives, and provided an overview of the program’s past activities.
Next, trained facilitators, Ms. Naaga Lechume and Ms. Divya Sree, who are also interns at at WWP, conducted the session in Tamil. They explored critical topics related to water, starting with discussions on global, national, and local water crises, emphasizing the urgent need for water conservation. They also explained various innovative technologies and methods aimed at preserving water resources and also about the process of evaluating river water quality.