IPOH: A total of 50 schools in the state have been selected to participate in an Eco-Schools programme implemented by the Menteri Besar Incorporated (MB Inc) of Perak to become ‘green ambassadors’.
They will share environmental messages to instil a sense of communal responsibility for sustainable living.
MB Inc chief executive officer Anuar Zainal Abidin said the programme was coordinated by the Green Growth Asia Foundation in collaboration with the Perak State Education Department since 2021 and out of the 50, nine schools received the Green Flag award.
It involves national secondary schools – SMK Dato Abdul Rahman Yaakub (Perak Tengah), SMK Raja Perempuan Kelsom (Kuala Kangsar), SMK Raja Perempuan Ipoh (Kinta Utara), SMK Changkat Beruas (Manjung), SMK Kampung Dato Seri Kamarudin (Manjung), SK Sultan Abdullah (Larut Matang and Selama), SK Kuak Luar (Hulu Perak), SJKC Bukit Merah (North Kinta) and SJKC Siputeh (South Kinta).
Anuar (pic) said MB Inc wanted all schools to join the programme to foster green practices in line with the speech of Perak Ruler Sultan Nazrin Shah which advocates that greening the entire state should be a shared responsibility.
“MB Inc has allocated RM1.2mil for corporate social responsibility activities in the field of education and the environment through the international programme of Eco-Schools,” Bernama quoted him in a statement yesterday.
“The Eco-Schools programme will produce green ambassadors who are able to facilitate solutions to environmental issues in the community as well as global issues and we are targeting more than 100 schools by 2025.
“Our goal is to ensure that students help intensify the preservation and conservation of the environment through the Perak Bumi Lestari (Sustainable Earth) campaign,” he said.