Ipoh, Oct 15 (Bernama) – A total of 50 schools in the state have been selected to participate in the Eco-Schools programme implemented by the Menteri Besar Incorporated (MB Inc) of Perak to become ‘green ambassadors’ who will share environmental messages to instill a sense of communal responsibility for sustainable living.
MC Inc Chief Executive Officer Anuar Zainal Abidin (pic) said the programme is coordinate by the Green Growth Asia Foundation (GGAF) in collaboration with the Perak State Education Department (JPN) sine 2021 and out of the total (50), nine schools had 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), Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Sultan Abdullah (Larut Matang dan Selama), SK Kuak Luar (Hulu Perak), SJKC Bukit Merah (Kinta Utara) and SJKC Siputeh (Kinta Selatan).
Annual said MB Inc wants all schools to join the Eco-Schools Programme to foster green practices in line with the speech of the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah, which advocates the greening the entire state should be a shared responsibility.
“MB Inc has allocated RM1.2million for corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the field of education and the environment through the international programme of Eco-Schools,” he said in a statement today.
“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.