FORD-Water Watch Penang Partnerships

FORD MOTOR COMPANY CONSERVATION & ENVIRONMENTAL GRANTS PROGRAMME 2000

Water Watch Penang has been awarded the above grant for our porject on Youth Action for Water. Ms. Dorothy Teng represented WWP in receiving this award on 22 Dec. 2000 in Kuala Lumpur.

Instructors' Program


The Instructor's Training Program was held on 16 June 2001 at SERI.
The AWE program targets specifically school students and youths to make a difference in their community for water-related issues and later gain them as active citizens and stewards of the environment.

The main objectives for this program are:


  • To provide students with a relevant and empowering educational experience about protection of watersheds and other water resources.
  • To teach students and youths how to take action on water issues.
  • Involve young people in investigation and action on local water issues
  • Encourage voluntary action
  • Establish and encourage links between youth and community and natural resource professionals.


The objectives of this Training Camp are:

  • To provide would be instructors with relevant ''hands-on'' experiences on monitoring water quality and water shed protection activities;
  • To educate instructors to participate actively in water conservation activities by Water Watch Penang;
  • To encourage instructors to educate students regarding water watching activities in schools.

Experts on water from professional bodies and NGOs will conduct the Camp. All Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

AWE Student's Camp


Water Watch Penang & SERI cordially invites students and teachers interested in the program to participate in its first Water Education Camp as follows:

Date: 3-5 August 2001
Venue: USM Experimental Station, Muka Head
Cost: Free (Limited 50 Places Only)

The objectives of this Camp are:


  • To Provide students with relevant ''hands-on'' experiences on monitoring water quality;
  • To initiate activities empowering students for the protection of watersheds;
  • To educate students to participate actively in water conservation activities;
  • To encourage students to setup water watching activities in schools.


Experts on water from professional bodies and NGOs will conduct the Camp.
Participants:
Three (4) students from each selected secondary school (Form 4 and Lower 6 students) preferably from the environmental societies/clubs. At least one (1) teacher from each selected School is invited to attend.

Tentative Program:
3 August 2001 (Friday)
8:00am Meet at SERI then proceed to Telok Bahang Fishing Village and hike to USM Experimental Station
5:00pm Registration & Check-in to Hostel
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Ice Breakers & Orientation
10:30pm Lights Out

4 August 2001 (Saturday)
7:00am Arise
8:00am Breakfast
8:30am Session 1 � Your Water Shed & You
10:30am Tea Break
11:00am Session 2 � Water Shed Protection & Conservation
12:30pm Lunch
2:00pm Exploring Water Sheds
6:30pm Return to Camp
7:30pm Dinner
8:30pm Session 3
10:30pm Lights Out

5 August 2001 (Sunday)
7:00am Arise
8:00am Breakfast
8:30am Action Plan for Youth
10:30am Tea Break
11:00am Continue
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Break Camp

FORD CONSERVATION & ENVIRONMENTAL GRANTS 2002

Water Watch Penang launched its newly published book ''Learning About Water - A Training Manual''. Opening Speech at the launch was given by YAB Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon Chief Minister of Penang, 5 June 2003 in conjunction with World Environment Day, at the Caring Society Complex, Penang. Prof Chan also gave a Speech on the contents of the new book and the role of Water Watch Penang in helping to manage Water Resources in Penang in the 21st Century.

FORD CONSERVATION & ENVIRONMENTAL GRANTS 2003

Water Watch Penang has received another grant from Ford Foundation for 2003 to produce and educational VCD on water conservation. This VCD was completed in 2006.