On June 21, 2023, a successful water/STEM education program was conducted at SMK St. Xavier (St. Xavier’s Institution). This collaborative initiative involved Water Watch Penang, the American Chemical Society USM Student Chapter (ACS USM), PBAPP, Intel Corporation, and CLEAN International.
The program comprised two sessions. First, Water Watch Penang delivered an awareness talk, followed by a hands-on learning session on water pollution and water treatment processes led by ACS USM.
During the awareness talk, Dr. Hong Chern Wern of Water Watch Penang provided an introduction to WWP’s history, goals, and previous activities. He discussed global, national, and local water crises, shared water facts, presented water conservation strategies, and addressed various water-related issues. Dr. Hong also reintroduced the “negalitres for schools” program to the students, as they are actively participating in water-saving initiatives.
30th November 2022: Green Educator’s Workgroup (GREW) teachers, Headmistress Madam Yeoh Guan Lean who was trained in the Training of Trainer’s Programme, and a fellow teacher Ms. Leow Siew Ping from SJKC Shih Chung Cawangan, Cikgu Lee Bee Choo from Han Chiang High School, Headmistress Pn. Liew Siat Jin from SJKC Kampung Jawi has successfully conducted river and water education programmes for their respective schools.
21st November 2022: Green Educator’s Workgroup (GREW) President, Mr. Khou Jerome from SJKC Union, has successfully conducted a physical river and water education programme for a total of 43 students and 4 teachers on 17th of November 2022. This is the second session of the river and water education programme conducted for SJKC Union, the first one was conducted virtually by Dr. Hong Chern Wern on the 16th of April 2022 due to the government’s restriction on Covid-19.
17-November-2022: Water Watch Penang (WWP) has conducted a river water education programme in two schools: SJKC Lee Chee (15th November 2022), and SK Balik Pulau (16th November 2022) under the Negalitres for Schools Programme. Both schools are also the Penang Green School Award recipients. A total of 144 students and 16 teachers from SJKC Lee Chee, together with 50 students and 1 teacher from SK Balik Pulau participated in this education session conducted jointly by Dr. Hong Chern Wern, which is mainly conducted the education programme in Bahasa Melayu while Ms. Ong Ke Shin and Mr. Ooi Che Khai conducted the education programme in Mandarin for SJKC Lee Chee.
4th November 2022: Green Educator’s Workgroup (GREW) teachers, the headmistress of SJKC Yok Eng, Madam Tan Ming Teng and Cikgu Norshila Binti Abdul Mutalib from SK Convent Green Lane, have successfully conducted river and water education programme for their respective schools. Madam Tan Ming Teng conducted the programme on the 7th of November 2022 for the whole school which was a total of 261 students, and 24 teachers, while Cikgu Norshila Binti Abdul Mutalib managed to conduct on the 3rd of November 2022 involving an overall number of 25 students.