24 Mar 2012
A new adopter joins the family of Our Waters adopters to help champion the water cause. On behalf of Raffles Institution, Senior Teacher Mrs Low Mei Choo received the adoption certificate from Dr Intan Azura Binte Mokhtar, Grassroots Advisor and MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC.
First row from L-R: Ms Lye Si Lin, Vice-Chairperson, Kebun Baru CC Youth Executive Committee; Mr Patrick Khoo, Social Development Secretary, Ang Mo Kio CC Youth Executive Committee; Mr Ahmad Musta’ain Khamis, Undergraduate Student, National Institute of Education (Visual and Performing Arts – Drama); Mr Huang Yongyi, President, AJC Photographic Society, Anderson Junior College; and Mdm Amy Looi, HOD of Pupil Management, Ang Mo Kio Primary School
Second row from L-R: Mr Eric Lim Tee Kit, CCC Vice Chairman, Kebun Baru CC; Mr Shane Wong, Chairperson, Teck Ghee CC Youth Executive Committee; Mr Chan Yoon Kum, Deputy Chief Executive, PUB; Grassroots Advisor, Dr Intan Azura Binte Mokhtar, MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC; Mrs Low Mei Choo, Senior Teacher, Raffles Institution; Mrs Belinda Chan, Chairperson, Parent Support Group, Whitley Secondary School; Mr Richard Ng, Line Dancing Trainer, RSVP; Grassroots Advisor, Mr Inderjit Singh, MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC; and Madam Noelene de Foe, CCMC Chairperson, Teck Ghee CC
The day started off with a mass exercise with close to 1,000 participants from Teck Ghee CC and Kebun Baru CC, followed by a brisk walk around the park, symbolic of how people in developing countries have to walk at least 6km to fetch water.
Teck Ghee CC Youth Executive Committee members helped the community understand, through hands-on experiment, why good water quality is essential for living things to thrive. (Photo courtesy of AJC Photographic Society)
Ang Mo Kio Primary School took the lead as advocates of valuing our waters through a cleanup activity: keep our waters clean by keeping our trash in the bin.
A visual arts performance in the park – inspired by the theme of water, this performance was written and performed by students from National Institute of Education (NIE).
Guest-of-Honour Dr Intan Auzra Binte Mokhtar and Special Guest Mr Inderjit Singh met one of the children who participated in the water conservation themed colouring contest organised by Ang Mo Kio CC Youth Executive Committee supported by Kebun Baru CC Youth Executive Committee.
A student from Whitley Secondary School shared the concept of Water Footprint with the main aim of educating the community about how we use water indirectly through what we consume. By making better consumption choices of less water “hungry” food and products, we can reduce our water footprint and conserve this precious water resource that’s shared by the world.
The line dancers from RSVP Singapore: The Organisation of Senior Volunteers, shared their joy for dancing. This World Water Day was indeed a celebration by the community for the community with many activities on and by the waters island wide!
By The Singapore World Water Day Committee