Who would have thought that the intention to participate in an international competition for fun would lead to SJK (C) Pulai getting second place at the 2016 SEAMEO-Japan Energy Saving Device (ESD) Award organised by the Southeast Asian Education Ministers of Education (SEAMEO).
Kulai District Education Officer, Ishak Mahbob announced the victory at a ceremony held in conjunction with the 49th Southeast Asian Education Ministerial Council (SEAMEC) Conference.
Their science project ‘Energy Saving through the Preservation and Programme of Low Carbon Culture at the School’ allowed them to bag the USD1,000 (RM4,280) cash prize along with the award and certificates.
The grand prize for the competition was however awarded to SMK Negeri 1 Bandung of Indonesia, while Bintawan National High School of the Philippines won the third place.
Also in attendance was the principal of SJK (C) Pulai, Lee Boh Dan, whilst Ishak, on behalf of every school within the district, thanked everyone for supporting their efforts thus far.
“It has been more than 10 years since the school introduced the energy saving project 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) following a trip to Taiwan after noting that the schools in the country managed to convert waste into money through the sale of recyclable items,” said Boh Dan.