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Cempakans Pledge for Earth Hour



Posted on 21 May 2013
A few of the students who put in a lot of effort towards collecting the pledges. From left (first row): Dean Tan Yu, Wong Sher Lynn, Bryan See, Chin Wye Mun. From left (second row): Azmin Arman Massoumi-Sourey, Nik Ashman, Abigail Lim Shu Yi, Wong Shi Jinn.
© Photo courtesy of Save the World Society, Cempaka Schools Damansara
The Save the World society of Cempaka Schools Damansara recently organised a campaign themed “Save the Endangered Wildlife” that spanned over four months. The campaign served to raise funds and increase the awareness of students for the need to start caring for our endangered species.

In light of this campaign, we supported WWF-Malaysia in collecting Earth Hour 2013 pledges. We believe that the purpose of Earth Hour firmly echoes the message we are trying to bring across through our campaign, that is to think green, act wisely and help create a sustainable future not just for humans, but for all the flora and fauna too.

First, we set up a booth at our Annual Swimming Gala Charity Jumble Sale where we sold food and asked students who visited our booth to pledge. Next, we went around the school asking both primary and secondary students to take time to pledge to take part in Earth Hour. We also collaborated with our counterparts in the Cempaka Cheras campus which collected hundreds of pledges by liaising with Danial Syafiq and Tan Kian Leong, the respective President and Vice President of Save the World Cempaka Cheras. We are very grateful for their team’s help. Through the cooperation of all our students and the dedication of the society's committee, we managed to collect a staggering total of 1121 pledges!

In support of Earth Hour, Save the World Damansara also organised an online photo competition. Using the school's online learning interface, we asked students to upload and share photos of how they spent their Earth Hour onto the site on 23rd of March. In addition, we took up the “I Will If You Will” challenge where our sporting chairman, Dr Iskandar Rizal, agreed to come to school in a superman outfit if 233 (because 23/3 was the day of the event) photos were submitted for Earth Hour! Our senior principal, Puan Farah Salizah, and a few students also took part in this challenge.

The Save the World committee would like to thank our teacher advisors Puan Rahimah and Cik Nik Zakiah for their endless support and encouragement, our Earth Hour project committee Nik Ashman, Chin Wye Mun, Ryan Yoong Ka Jun, Vanisha Ann Victor and Ezzamel Zarif, and of course WWF-Malaysia for giving us the opportunity to participate and contribute to this good cause.

Lastly, we urge everyone to do their part and support WWF-Malaysia in all their efforts to help the environment. On behalf of CempakaAct: Save the World, we pledge to do our best to care for our environment and ecosystem, and hope for your support in our campaign!
 
A few of the students who put in a lot of effort towards collecting the pledges. From left (first row): Dean Tan Yu, Wong Sher Lynn, Bryan See, Chin Wye Mun. From left (second row): Azmin Arman Massoumi-Sourey, Nik Ashman, Abigail Lim Shu Yi, Wong Shi Jinn.
© Photo courtesy of Save the World Society, Cempaka Schools Damansara Enlarge