STORYTELLING PROGRAMME PLUS ‘NEGALITRES FOR SCHOOLS’: RIVER AND WATER EDUCATION PROGRAMME AT SJKC KEOW KUANG– 20th SEPTEMBER 2023

On September 20, 2023, Water Watch Penang (WWP) conducted the ‘Negalitres for Schools’ River and Water Education Program alongside a Storytelling Program for students at SJKC Keow Kuang from 11.00AM to 12.30 PM. A total of 836 students, ranging from Standard 1 to Standard 6, participated, along with 46 teachers.

Dr. Ng Si Ling, an active member of Water Watch Penang and a senior lecturer in USM, led the educational session, aligning with the program’s objective to enhance water awareness among children. She began by introducing WWP and then delved into foundational knowledge about freshwater resources and the water cycle, emphasizing the scarcity of potable water.

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‘NEGALITRES FOR SCHOOLS’: RIVER AND WATER EDUCATION PROGRAMME AT SJKC SIN MIN– 19th SEPTEMBER 2023

Water Watch Penang (WWP) has successfully executed the ‘Negalitres for Schools’ River and Water Education Program at SJKC Sin Min, Balik Pulau, Penang, on September 19, 2023. A total of 24 students, ranging from Standard 1 to Standard 6, along with three teachers, actively participated in this enlightening program from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM.

The program commenced with Mr. Hanson Yeoh, the Programme Officer of WWP, delivering an insightful presentation. He provided a comprehensive overview of WWP’s historical background, objectives, and past endeavors. Moreover, he delved into the critical water-related issues on a global, national, and local scale, presenting essential water-related facts, strategies for water conservation, and the significant roles that rivers play in our environment and society.

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“NEGALITRES FOR SCHOOLS”: RIVER AND WATER EDUCATION PROGRAM AT SK KONGSI – SEPTEMBER 20, 2023

On September 20, 2023, Water Watch Penang (WWP) successfully conducted the River and Water Education Program ‘Negalitres for Schools’ for students from SK Kongsi, Balik Pulau, Penang.

More than 200 students, ranging from Standard 4 to Standard 6, along with five teachers, participated in this program from 10:30am to 12.30pm

Dr. Hong Chern Wern, the Executive Manager of WWP, initiated the session by providing a brief explanation about the organization and its goals. This explanation also encompassed the entire history of WWP, past initiatives, and ongoing activities related to water, which are part of WWP’s mission to raise awareness about global, national, and local water issues and challenges.

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‘NEGALITRES FOR SCHOOLS’: RIVER AND WATER EDUCATION PROGRAMME AT SJK (T) Subramaniya Barathee – 19 SEPTEMBER 2023

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.

‘NEGALITRES FOR SCHOOLS’: RIVER AND WATER EDUCATION PROGRAMME AT SK TAMAN SENANGAN, BUTTERWORTH, PENANG – 14 SEPTEMBER 2023

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.

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