Sowing the seeds for eco-living

Sangga showing the regional 2018 Seameo-Japan Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Award that the school won. THEY are taught how to feed the poultry, make their own fertilisers from food waste and the right way to water the plants. It is all part of their outdoor activities here at SJKT Sungai Ara. No wonder most of them are reluctant to leave the school compound even after their classes are over. Right behind the school is a lush organic farm with four types of banana trees, curry leaves, sugar cane and vegetables such as ladies fingers and brinjals. On top of that, there are about 30 chickens and turkeys roaming freely in the farm. Pupils getting upclose with a frog at their school organic farm. Believed to be the first sustainable school in Penang, the school recently bagged the regional 2018 Seameo-Japan Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Awards. SJKT Sungai Ara is also one of the only two schools to have won the award in the category of schools below 250 pupils. The award is supported by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (Seameo) and Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in cooperation with Unesco’s Asia […]

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