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.
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.
On 2nd August 2023, Water Watch Penang (WWP) organized an educational program on rivers and water at SK Dato Kramat as part of the Negalitres for Schools Programme. The program was attended by a total of 300 students from Standard 4, 5, and 6, along with 5 teachers. Dr. Hong Chern Wern, the executive manager of Water Watch Penang, conducted the education session in Bahasa Melayu.
During the session, Dr. Hong began by introducing WWP’s history, objectives, and past activities. He also presented various water-related facts, including global, national, and local water crises, water conservation strategies, and other related issues.
Furthermore, Dr. Hong taught the students how to calculate their household’s daily water consumption from the water bill, enabling them to understand their water usage. He also provided tips on how to conserve water at both school and home while emphasizing the importance of using water wisely for environmental preservation.
22 JULY 2023 – This week marks two education session under the Negalitres for Schools Programme conducted by Water Watch Penang.
The first education session was conducted at SK St. Mark on the 20th July 2023, attended by a total of 33 students from Standard 6 together with 3 teachers, while the second education session was conducted at SMK Datuk Hj. Mohd. Nor Ahmad on the 22nd July 2023 attended by a total number of 42 students and 3 teachers from the Eco Team.
As usual, WWP Executive Manager Dr Hong Chern Wern commenced the talk by introducing WWP’s history, goals, and past activities. He also presented some water facts, the global, national and local water crisis, water conservation strategies, and other water-related issues.