In conjunction of World Environment Day, Setia Foundation introduces Feed Our Loved Ones (FOLO) from Johor to our SCSP students in Penang. FOLO is a non-profit organisation focusing on a mission to inculcate and promote the value of caring for the environment through educating young students. Through partnering with FOLO, we hope to raise the student’s awareness towards environmental issues that is increasingly severe and identifying possible ideas/ solutions to overcome these challenges.
This year's WED celebration was held at Subterranean Penang International Conference & Exhibition Centre (SETIA SPICE). 30 of our students of the Setia Foundation Caring School Programme (from SK Batu Ferringhi, SJKC Aik Hua and SJK (T) Tasek Permai) participated in activities to reconnect with nature through both touch and sight.
The students were put through a series of ice breaking and morning exercise to get them hyped up for the day. In groups of 10, accompanied by staff and senior management of S P Setia, the students were excited to complete the main activity "Forest to the Rescue!" - They were tasked to build water filter models using various item. Each team will need to come up with soil, stones, plastic bottles, plants, twigs and small branches.
Also lending leadership strength and show of support for this initiative was Dato' CJ Khor, President & CEO of S P Setia and Datuk Wong Tuck Wai, Deputy President & COO of S P Setia who participated in the activities together with the students.
"The students learnt the importance of forests and plants as a water-filtering and water-retaining agent for our soil, and this will encourage them to protect the greenery that we have as well as appreciate clean water that we so easily take for granted now", said Tan Sri Dato' Dr Wan Zahid.
Students were taken on a fun and engaging journey painting a life-sized Eco Mascot called 'Hope'. The gesture of painting it was to produce an outcome that resembles everything that the world can become if we take care of nature and our planet. S P Setia hopes through these fun activities, students were able to 'heART NATURE WITH SETIA' and understand the importance of protecting it.
It was indeed a fruitful day well-spent, and the students were made more aware of environmental issues through this initiative by S P Setia. "We will continue to engage more activities with young children in the future as they need to know of the environmental issues that the world is facing and learn that everyone can play their part in their own small way in caring for our planet," said Tan Sri Dato' Dr Wan Zahid.