Students celebrate Malaysia Day with Environmental Education Programme by Manjung Municipal Council
In light of the Merdeka Month celebration, the Manjung Municipal Council (MMC) along with the Manjung District Education Office held Sayangi Malaysiaku: MalaysiaBersih, an environmental education programme involving 120 students.
The programme was aimed at cultivating love towards the country by first loving the environment.
It is focused on promoting and delivering environmental education with sustainability at its core.
Graced and launched by En. Issamudin Ibrahim, Administrative Officer of the Manjung Social and Community Development Department (Manjung Municipal Council) the programme is also supported by the Perak Fisheries Department, Cenergi SEA Sdn Bhd (Cenergi) as well as non-governmental organisations, including Go Green and Sahabat Alam.
The programme kicked off at Pasir Panjang Turtle Conservation and Information Centre with students from eight schools and a university from Perak, Kuala Lumpur and Sabah.
Schools from Manjung that were involved included SK Pantai Remis, SK Panchor, SK Pengkalan Baharu, SK Sungai Batu, SK Ladang Huntly, SK Segari, City Harbour International School, and Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Institute of Marine Engineering Technology (UNiKL-MIMET). SK Garama from Beaufort, Sabah, participated in the event as the special guest school as part of its educational visit to Kuala Lumpur and Cenergi Pantai Remis Biogas Project.
Ernest Navaratnam, Group Chief Executive Officer of Cenergi said, “The foundation of the company is built on the principles of sustainability. Our commitment and dedication towards the communities we operate in is what drives us to strive further in creating higher quality of life by increasing environmental-responsibility in our activities.”
“We hope the programme can help the students and the community in Pantai Remis to build a society that functions in harmony with the environment. Cenergi is proud to support these programmes as we believe the future of the environment is in the hands of our children.”
“We are excited to see the involvement of students from different states during Merdeka Month and this would not happen without the strong support from all stakeholders involved,” he added.
Tuan Syamsul Hazeman Md Salleh, President of MMC said, “this programme aims to further strengthen and sustain Manjung Municipal Council in positioning Manjung as both a maritime and tourism hub”.
Cikgu Anuar bin Mohamad, the Senior Administrative Officer I of SK Pantai Remis said, “I would like to thank Cenergi SEA Sdn Bhd for bridging the relationship between schools in the Pantai Remis district and a school from Sabah. I hope through this programme, they are able to foster a closer relationship and exchanging ideas in order to further improve the quality of education”.
Among the activities lined up for the event include hands-on participation in turtle conservation, an innovative recycled plastics exhibition, ‘ambung-ambung’ tree planting (for turtles to lay eggs under), sand carving competition and beach clean-up.
Cenergi is one of the largest grid-connected Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) biogas players in Malaysia. The company operates six plants, including one at Pantai Remis, Perak.