LOVE OUR ENVIRONMENT

Focus Area

Environment Sustainability and Green Technology

Short Description

The objective of this project is to give a hands-on experience and exposure to children age 7-17 to practice good habits regarding the environment and to help conserve the environment. The target participants would be children living in rural areas as they have minimum exposure towards environmental conservation. The impact of this project would be a cleaner surrounding where these chldren resides and the children practicing the 3R concept – reduce, reuse and recycle. We hope to reduce the use of plastic and other non-biodegradable materials amongst children.

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The Project

Project Owner

NOOR ZAHIRAH MOHD SIDEK

Location

Penang

Problem

One of the limitations of residing in rural area is the lack of exposure towards environmental concerns. Although Penang has commenced segregation of waste, such practices did not reach the rural areas. People living in rural areas dump their garbage without segregation. To assuage this problem, we would like to promote environmental sustainability at younger age. We believe that children, if nurtured from young, would be able to appreciate the importance of environmental sustainability in their lives. We would like to educate them on the importance of reduce, reuse and recycling, practice a ‘minimalist’ lifestyle to help conserve the environment for their future. Since September 2017, a slight prolong rain would result in mini-flooding and one of the causes is the surrounding rivers. By ensuring clean river and drains, we hope to reduce the problem of mini-flooding in the near future. Children who participate in this programme will be introduced with sustainability goals and how they could contribute towards it. Next, the children will be exposed to the good habits that help conserve the environment followed by hands-on exercises to clean up our surrounding. Participants will be trained with the the 3R concept (reduce, reuse & recylce). We will also have activities such as mud-ball making for the rivers, planting bakau trees and select a location for recycling.

Solution

Possible solutions are as follows:

a. Educate the children on 3R.

b. Select a location for cycling – to put recycling boxes

c. Send the recycle items to community, individuals in need.

d. Engage children in activities to reduce waste, to clean up their surroundings, etc.

Target Beneficiary

Children age 7-12 from SK Padang Menora, SK Lahar Yooi and SK Padang Chempedak, Seberang Perai Utara, Pulau Pinang. Children age 13-17 from SMK Guar Perahu, SMK Guar Perahu Indah and SMK Bakti, Seberang Perai Utara, Pulau Pinang. These children are from underprivileged families with little or no access to waste segregation or environmental conservation.

Impact Parameters

Measurement of the size of the impact:

a. The amount (volume and value) of waste in the participating schools.

b. The amount (volume and value) of recycled items in schools and events conducted under this programme (e.g. free market, sending recycle items to communities or individuals in need)

Project Endorsement

Supporter

Supporters of this projects are:

a. All the school teachers and administrative staffs

b. PIBG of schools involved c. Volunteers from Gerakan Amal Bersama (GRAB).

d. Volunteers from Kampung Padang Menora, Jarak Atas, Jarak Tengah, Seberang Perai Utara, Pulau Pinang.

Project Needs

Type of help needed

Funding

Project Cost

RM 4950

Describe Needs

Cost for project as below:

DescriptionPrice/Unit (RM)QuantityAmount (RM)
 Mudball2100200
Awareness Seminar5100500
Cleaning activities 1: Food & Drinks1050500
Cleaning activities 2: Food & Drinks1070700
Recycling Bin – 6 schools & 3 types of bin100181800
Cleaning activities 3: Food & Drinks1080800
 Bus rental – for cleaning activities1503450 
Total cost4950

Milestone

August 2018 – Start project

September 2018 – Awareness seminar

October 2018 – Installation of recycling bins – 3 types – paper, plastic & others November 2018 – Cleaning Activities 1

January 2018 – Cleaning Activities 2

March 2018 – Cleaning Activities 3

April 2018 – Assessment of project – impact and achievement

May 2018 – Proposal for improvement

Voting start date: 21/06/2018

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