Harian Metro, 24 Nov 2009
Harian Metro , a popular Malaysian tabloid, published an article on Ocean Elements Project AWARE Beach Cleanup event organized at Pulau Tinggi, Mersing, Johor from 23 - 25 October 2009.
The article focused on the beach cleanup programme which was held at the local village, with eager participation by 22 children from the only school on the island. An estimated 70kg of rubbish comprising mainly of tin cans and plastic bottles were collected from the 2km-long beach right in front of the primary school. The children also attended a talk on the importance of coral reef and ocean conservation by a staff of the Department of Marine Parks. At the end of the beach cleanup event, Ocean Elements donated Project AWARE posters and several books on marine life to the school. The children who have helped in the beach cleanup received the Project AWARE activity books and certificates and also stationeries donated by our corporate sponsors.