Environmental Education at The Mossy Forests under the Edge Grant begins

by Cheam May Choo

15th April 2019-Sometimes ‘environmentalists’ need some encouragement too and today is such a day when we feel very encouraged. As I looked across at the enthusiastic faces of the school children before me, listening with rapt attention to what I have to say and answering with such gusto, I felt that I could do this forever.( I was giving a briefing to students from SJKC Cameron ( Cameron Chinese Primary School) on their day’s program in the mossy forests before they head off to Gunung Brinchang. This is the first of the field trips for local school children under a grant by the Edge Education Foundation.)

SJKC Cameron ( Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina Cameron ) was founded in 1936 and was so named because it is the first Chinese school to be built in Cameron Highlands. It is located in Ringlet town, where the early Chinese settlers to Cameron Highlands arrived. It is perched on a small hillock at the western corner of Ringlet town. Currently it has 197 students from kindergarten to Standard 6. 

In today’s field trip 30 students participated and the 3 teachers who accompanied them were teachers Cheaw Pey Fen, Tan Teng Wai and Wong Ting Ting.

The children were also asked to fill up a simple questionaire. Teacher Cheaw was a great help in translating some scientific terms into Mandarin.

REACH 19th Annual General Meeting

Dear REACH Member

Notice is hereby given that REACH 19th Annual General Meeting will be held as follows:

Date                :           20th  March  2019

Time               :           8.00pm

 Venue             :           Strawberry Park, Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands.

Agenda :-

1. President’s welcoming address.

2.To confirm the minutes of the 18th Annual General Meeting.

3.To adopt the annual report 2018.

4.To approve the audited Statements of Accounts ending 31st Dec 2018

5.To dissolve the committee 2017 / 2018.

6.To elect a Committee for ensuing year 2019 / 2020.

7.To appoint two honorory Auditors for ensuing year 2019 / 2020.

8.To consider any other matters of which 7 clear days notice shall have been given in writing to the secretary.

9.Newly appointed President’s closing speech.

 

We appreciate your attendance.

Thank you,

 

Ramakrishnan Ramasamy

President

Grant from the Edge Foundation for Environmental Education at the Mossy Forests of Cameron Highlands

by Cheam May Choo

We are pleased to inform that we recently received a grant from the Edge Foundation for environmental education at our mossy forests. Besides educating students on the biodiversity and importance of our highland forests, this time around we would include lessons on climate change.

The Edge Education Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Edge Media Group. The foundation’s mission is to foster, develop and promote education of all kinds. Through the Edge KL Rat Race (which is held annually since 2000) funds are raised from corporate Malaysia and given to the various registered charities and NGOs. This year the event was held at Padang Merbok, KL on the 31st of July 2018.

Simple weather measuring instruments will be installed at our mini weather station in Gunung Brinchang. As with our earlier programmes,field trips would consist of a visit to untouched mossy forests followed by a visit to our Biodiversity Centre. where forests are being rehabilitated. Students would participate in tree planting and later brief on climate change, forest conservation and how all these are interrelated.

REACH would like to thank the Edge Education Foundation for supporting our conservation efforts.

 

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