Raub, 10 Desember 2014– A total of 40 secondary school children, aged between 13 and 17 years, were given an enjoyable yet meaningful outdoor exposure through a back-to-nature outing as they learn the importance of nurturing and protecting the environment through a ‘nature camp’ organized by Alam Flora Sdn Bhd (Alam Flora).
The ALAM FLORA NATURE CAMP, which was conducted over three days in the lush greenery of Ulu Dong, Raub, gave the young participants a first-hand experience on how to better appreciate nature through various outdoor activities such as learning on how they can help preserve the natural habitat by embracing the 3R good practices through reduce, reuse and recycling of waste and old materials, doing composting from leftover food and even learning the better aspect of reducing the use of electricity and water.
Among others, the participants were given the freedom of displaying their creativity and even zany ideas and innovativeness through a ‘WASTE IS AMAZE’ session by designing lightings and clothing by using all form of materials that can be recycled, such as drinking cups, garbage bags, plastic bags and old newspapers.
In addition, the ever so eager participants had also the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of survival using limited resources in the jungle. The young participants were also given a valuable lesson on ‘LOVE FOOD, HATE WASTE’ through the method of recycling food waste into organic fertilizer through composting process (Bokashi Composting).
Further emphasizing Alam Flora’s tagline of ‘APPRECIATING LIFE’, a special community programme was also conducted where the participants, together with representatives from Alam Flora, worked together, side by side, in a gotong-royong session cleaning up the house and compound of a villager and later giving it a fresh coat of paint.
Commenting on the camp and activities conducted, Alam Flora Chief Executive Officer, Mohd Zain Hassan said, “I sincerely hope that the programme, which is held annually, is able to instil positive traits, self-confident and self-esteem of the participants and to apply the knowledge that they have learned in everyday life; no matter whether it at home, their neighbourhood or even in schools.
“I strongly believe that by giving such positive exposures at a young age, it would help create a better and stronger society for Malaysia, a society that lives in harmony not just with its fellow citizens, but also in harmony with nature by sustaining a healthy and clean environment for all to live in,” added Mohd Zain Hassan.