DURATION: January 2024 – April 2024, May 2024 – June 2024, July 2024 – October 2024, November 2024


Water convers 70% of our planet. However, in fact, only 3% of world’s water is freshwater and <1 % is accessible. Currently, many regions in the world are facing water scarcity.

Penang is one of the water poor states with limited raw water resources. Nonetheless, Penangites are the highest water consumer, with domestic water consumption per capita of 308 L/ person/ day. The lowest domestic water tariff and the good daily water supply in Penang serves as the major factor that causes little or no awareness to use the water wisely.

Thus, in this water awareness programme, we hope to raise water awareness in children. Through storytelling session and fun activities, children will be exposed to the importance of water conservation. They will learn about the sources of freshwater, water pollution, and the importance of water conservation for a sustainable water supply in Penang.


The main aim of the programme is to raise the water awareness in young children to create a water saving generation in Penang.



  1. Storytelling session
  • Picture book: read and share
  • Understand the topics of water resources, the importance of water in our daily life, water pollution, and water conservation.
  • Raise the awareness of water saving.
  1. Activities
  • Children share their thoughts on ways to save water.
  • Answer questions on water-related topics in printed booklet.
  • Do artwork on water conservation and/or water saving.
  • Conduct water-related experiments.

3. Contest of “Litter Water Warriors”

  • As the Little Water Warriors, the children will show their understandings in the importance of water for life, its resources and needs to be protected.
  • Children will share their artworks (different ways of water saving) on social media platforms.
  • Winners will be picked by the most likes from the community.

4. At the end of programme, survey/quiz will be conducted to determine the effectiveness and impact of this programme on children and family.


a) Immediate Outputs:

The immediate output includes:

  • Increased awareness among young children on the value of water and the importance of water conservation and water saving.
  • At least 400 children will be educated in the water awareness programme through the storytelling session and activities.
  • From the activities including the art and craft contest, tips of saving water will be promoted to the children as well as their family.
  • The effectiveness and impact this programme on children and family will be evaluated by the survey/ quiz session at the end of the programme.

b) Long Term Outcomes:
Children and parents will be more aware on the value of water and thus share and apply the knowledge (water saving tips) learned Every drop counts! It is expected to produce long term outcome in creating water warriors who are water conscious and take up initiatives to save water, starting from homes.


b) Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri Pulau Pinang
c) Universiti Sains Malaysia
d) Kindergartens in Penang


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