With the success of W.A.T.E.R Project, GAB Foundation has taken another step to strengthen its commitment towards the environment by launching a Mobile River Care Unit (MRCU). The objective of the MRCU was to conduct mobile education program for schools, community and public.
The motto of MRCU is ‘Now Everyone Can Learn’. If you can’t reach us we will ensure to reach you’. In line with this motto, roadshows were carried out to create public awareness on the river care and to teach the simple steps on what the public can do to save the environment.
The MRCU is a full size van. It is equipped with a mobile exhibition booth. The booth can be set up at any given location and contains informative panels on the W.A.T.E.R Project. The booth can accommodate up to 30 seated participants for a presentation on urban river presentation. A mini lab is also available at the booth, which equipped with water quality testing kit, aquatic insect specimens, and microscope, for the public to inspect river water quality. The MRCU is also equipped with a video game console, providing the chance for public to try their skill on the specially designed river conservation games. More than 100 schools and dozens of communities had been reached out until today.
The outreach project aimed and successfully conducted 8 outreach activities in 2015. The most notable outreach in 2015 was MRCU’s involvement in Klang River video shooting by Canadian media.
2015 MRCU Outreach Activities:
31st January: Sungai Way River Clean-Up and Education Activity
14th February: Sungai Klang river video shooting by Canada media
22nd March: World Water Day exhibition (National Zoo)
29th March: ‘Go Green’ Campaign (Klang Central Mall)