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GGAF and Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd Collaborate to Foster Climate Change Education through Eco-Schools Malaysia Programme

Two schools in Kuantan will participate in Eco-Schools Malaysia Programme with sponsorship from Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd

KUANTAN, PAHANG, 21 SEPTEMBER 2023 – Green Growth Asia Foundation (GGAF), as the national programme coordinator for the Eco-Schools programme in Malaysia, is proud to announce the signing of a Note of Collaboration (NOC) with Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd. The collaboration aims to enhance environmental education and sustainability efforts at two schools in Kuantan through the Eco-Schools Malaysia programme.

Eco-Schools, developed by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) based in Copenhagen, Denmark, is a globally recognised initiative that empowers students to actively participate in creating a sustainable and eco-friendly school environment. Under this strategic partnership, Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd, located in the Gebeng Industrial Estate near Kuantan, is a leading rare earths separation plant, producing Rare Earths Oxide (REO) products for global customers, operating with a commitment to modern safety and environmental standards, will serve as the sponsor for the Eco-Schools programme at SMK Chengal Lempong and SK Beserah, Kuantan.

CAPTION: Note of Collaboration (NOC) Signing Ceremony between Green Growth Asia Foundation, Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd with SMK Chengal Lempong and SK Beserah from Pahang for the Eco-Schools Malaysia programme

Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd is committed to sustainable operations, environmental responsibility and fostering positive community engagement in Kuantan. The collaboration with GGAF underlines Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd’s dedication to advancing a sustainable future and green technologies. This initiative further enriches the company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) journey, reinforcing the social principle that emphasises positive relationships with communities where the business operates.

Siti Hajar binti Jamal,  Green Education Programme Advocate at Green Growth Asia Foundation highlighted the vital role that stakeholders play in sustainable development. “This collaboration will open up opportunities for various projects and initiatives that will help raise awareness about the importance of environmental conservation among students, teachers, parents, sponsors and the general public. A concerted step in shaping a future generation that is more caring towards our planet,” she stated.

From left: Nadia Waheda Mat Rahim (Guru, SK Beserah), Faizah Tai Abdullah (Teacher, SK Beserah), Siti Hajar Jamal (Eco-Schools Pahang Programme Coordinator, Green Growth Asia Foundation), Md Isa Mihat (Vice President PIBG SK Beserah), Rohayu Syamsudin (Administrative Senior Assistant, SK Beserah), Mimi Afzan Afza (Vice President People’s & Culture, LYNAS Malaysia), Tuan Haji Norhisham Rani (Principal, SMK Chengal Lempong), Ir. Ts. Dr. Norizam Sulaiman (PTA Chairman, SMK Chengal Lempong), Zulhilmi (Senior Assistant Teacher Co-curriculum, SMK Chengal Lempong)

The significant signing ceremony celebrated the attendance of school head representatives and Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) leaders, who, through their active participation and steadfast commitment to this initiative, underscore their dedication to nurturing a sustainable and environmentally conscious future for our youth.

This collaboration marks a significant step forward in fostering environmental education and sustainability awareness among students, as well as promoting community-wide engagement in creating a greener and more sustainable future.

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