Posted on 27th June 2022
Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd (F&NHB) kick-started its annual nationwide School Recycling Programme again after a two-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Promoting the 5R philosophy of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink and Reinvent, F&NHB’s school recycling initiative aims to instill good recycling habits in students from kindergartens, to primary and secondary schools.
F&NHB will be holding a “How To Keep Malaysia Green With R-Boy” poster competition, which will run from 15 June to 19 July 2022, as a supplementary programme to generate students’ interest in recycling. This competition will also be an avenue for children in participating schools to gain greater understanding about the importance of going green.
The poster competition is open to primary and secondary school students, and will give them a chance to showcase their creativity in addition to raising awareness and instilling environmental values in them.
“The school poster competition has been an important component to complement F&NHB’s main school recycling programme and had generated a lot of excitement and awareness of environmental values among schoolchildren in the past. However, the pandemic and Movement Control Order had put the competition on hold for the past two years. We are thrilled to restart our poster competition and the recycling programme again,” said Cariessa Goh, Corporate Affairs Manager at F&NHB.
F&NHB will be collaborating with local councils in Peninsular Malaysia and the Ministry of Local Housing & Government in Sarawak to organise the school recycling programme and poster competitions involving schools within their respective jurisdictions.
Poster entries will be assessed at the local council level to select three state-level winners for each category of Primary and Secondary schools. Participants stand to win RM800 for the first prize, while the second prize and third prize is RM500 and RM300 respectively.
The first prize winner from each state will automatically qualify for the National Finals, and winner will receive a reward of RM3,000 each for Primary School and Secondary School.
For starters, F&NHB will be collaborating with the Seberang Perai City Council (MBSP) to reach out to schools within the district to encourage students to join the competition. Goh, together with Mr Chew Eng Seng, Assistant Veterinary Officer of MBSP met with the teachers and students of SMK Convent and SJKC Mak Mandin for a briefing session to encourage them to join the poster competition and recycling programme.
“The recycling poster design competitions organised by F&NHB in the past had received very positive response from participating schools. Following the overwhelming response, MBSP is happy that F&NHB is coming back to kick-start the poster competition again,” said Mr Chew Eng Seng, Assistant Veterinary Officer of MBSP.
“It is never too early to educate children about the importance of recycling and sustainability. This poster competition will not only give children a chance to showcase their creativity, it is also a platform for them to express their aspirations for a greener world. We hope to involve as many schools as possible in this poster competition as well as our on-going School Recycling Program that is in its 4th year running, so that we can develop more young environmentalists in the country,” Cariessa concluded.
For more information about participation, contact Audrey Abdullah 012-3736020 or Jamil 012-3753556.