SALCON SMART WATER PROGRAMME FOR SMK LEMBAH SUBANG – 22nd OCTOBER 2022, TAMAN PERSEKUTUAN BUKIT KIARA, KUALA LUMPUR

The third Salcon Smart Water Program of 2022 was held at Bukit Kiara Federal Park on the October 22nd in collaboration with Water Watch Penang (WWP). Along with representatives from Salcon Berhad, Ms. Chern Meng Gaik and Mr. Kong Qi Yan, 38 students, and 2 teachersfrom SMK Lembah Subang attended the river activity.

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The purpose of this river activity is to educate and share information with the students about rivers and water on a global, regional, and local level, with a particular emphasis on Selangor. Dr. Hong Chern Wern served as the program’s lead, assisted by facilitators, Ms. Ong Ke Shin, Ms. Adeline Chong, Mr. Ooi Che Khai, Ms. Alicia Khor, and Ms. Janice Yip as facilitator as well as as well as Mr. Gan Vincent who was the official photographer for the event.

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SALCON SMART WATER PROGRAMME FOR SMK CONVENT SENTUL – 1st OCTOBER 2022, TAMAN PERSEKUTUAN BUKIT KIARA, KUALA LUMPUR

1 October 2022: The third Salcon Smart Water Programme of the year 2022 in partnership with Water Watch Penang (WWP) was conducted at Bukit Kiara Federal Park. The event was participated by a total of 38 students and five teachers from SMK Convent Sentul alongside with representatives from Salcon Berhad, Mdm. Lee Shee Bee and Mr. Kong Qi Yan.

The intention of this curriculum is to convey rivers and water knowledge on a global, national, and local level, focusing on Selangor to the pupils. Dr. Hong Chern Wern was the instructor of the day, aided by trained facilitators and interns, Ms. Ong Ke Shin, Mr. Sharvind Sivan, Mr. Hanson Yeoh, Ms. Adeline Chong and Ms. Nur Aina Syahirah and a passionate volunteer, Ms. Alicia Khor,

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MBSP-Negalitres River Education Programme with SMK Bakti – 24 September 2022, Cherok Tokun

24th August 2022 – A river water education awareness session was successfully taken place on the 24th August 2022 held at Cherok Tokun Nature Park (National forest) with the participation of 30 students and 5teachers from SMK Bakti. Water Watch Penang’s Executive Manager, Dr. Hong Chern Wern, oversaw the event with the help of WWP interns and facilitators including Ms. Ong Ke Shin, Mr. Hanson Yeoh, Ms. Adeline Chong, and Ms. Nur Aina Syahira.

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MBSP RIVER EDUCATION PROGRAMME WITH BUKIT MERTAJAM HIGH SCHOOL – 20 AUGUST 2022, CHEROK TOKUN

20 August: Water Watch Penang (WWP), in collaboration with Majlis Bandaraya Seberang Perai (MBSP), has undertaken a river education programme with Bukit Mertajam High School students. A total of 28 secondary students, along with 2 teachers and 3 MBSP officers led by Puan Roslinda, took part in the programme.

Dr. Hong Chern Wern, the Executive Manager of WWP, led the event, which began with an introduction to the organization and a discussion of the global and local water crisis. Then, Dr. Hong educated the students on evaluating river water quality and strategies to preserve and save water, thus raising awareness among the younger generation in light of Penang’s excessive water use.

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SOUTH ISLAND GARMENT SDN BHD CSR PROGRAM WITH WATER WATCH PENANG AT CHEROK TOKUN, PENANG – 6 August 2022

6 August 2022: Water Watch Penang has conducted a river education program in conjunction with South Island Garment Sdn Bhd’s CSR initiative. About twenty employees, together with their family members led by Mr. Lee Ming Yeaw, Admin/Facilities and HSE Manager, participated in the program.

Dr. Hong Chern Wern, began the session by introducing the staff to Water Watch Penang and followed by discussions about local water issues, including the recent water cuts in Penang caused by severe turbidity due to the Baling flood in Kedah. Participants were also informed of the significance of water conservation and water-saving practices, thereby raising their awareness. Then, Dr. Hong described the current state of rivers in Penang, which are largely polluted, and he expounded on how the application of physical, chemical, and biological approaches can assist in determining the contamination level of a particular river.

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