Green Growth Asia Foundation

Malaysia’s Green Growth Asia Foundation Wins Pratt & Whitney Global E-STEM Award

Green Growth Asia Foundation was chosen for their work to empower indigenous youth in sustainable water sanitation

Malaysia, October 17, 2023 – Green Growth Asia Foundation was selected by Pratt & Whitney and the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) as a winner of the 2023 Pratt & Whitney Global E-STEM Awards. Satheeshkumar Kumarasingam, Pratt & Whitney’s chief transformation and strategy officer, bestowed grants totaling $250,000 to 15 nonprofit organizations in 12 countries. Each group demonstrated a remarkable commitment to advancing environmental, science, technology, engineering, and math (E-STEM) education programs for underrepresented students ages 11–22.

This program will engage students aged 10–17 from Indigenous Pos Kemar to improve water sanitation using sustainable practices. Workshops will focus on water-quality analysis and utilize water filtration technologies to engineer community-driven solutions.

Green Growth Asia Foundation aims to empower youth on individual climate action through the means of education. “This grant represents a pivotal opportunity to catalyze a transformative educational initiative, cultivating students’ consciousness of clean water’s significance and enabling them to proactively seek sustainable solutions,” said Dr. Sarva Mangala Praveena, Strategic Solutions Panel member of Green Growth Asia Foundation and an associate professor from the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Learn more about Green Growth Asia Foundation in this link:

A panel of judges from Pratt & Whitney and NAAEE selected the recipients from a pool of over 150 applicants spanning 40 countries. The winners were publicly announced on October 17 at the NAAEE Annual Conference. Read the full press release.

Learn more about all of this year’s winners by reading their biographies on our website:

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