EcoKnights in collaboration with Kenanga Group Planted Trees at Sungai Bunus for their Kenanga Earth Month Programme – Green at Work, Plant-A-Tree Project

29th April 2017: EcoKnights in collaboration with Kenanga Group had conducted a volunteering program at Sungai Bunus Detention Ponds. Around 50 people of Kenanga Group had volunteered in this programme and it was a family event as they brought their partners and children to join this effort. Other than Kenanga, Sungai Bunus Action Committee such as Koperasi Warganiaga, Perunding Azman, EcoClean and The Expressionz also attended the program to show their support for this program.

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The program started at 8.30 am with a Zumba session led by MENGO’s intern, Aiman. After that, an opening remark was made by Yasmin Rasyid, President of EcoKnights and Chairperson of Sungai Bunus Action Committee. Ir. Azman, the secretary of Sungai Bunus Action Group Committee who is also the brain behind the engineering aspect of the river attended the program to explain about the River of Life project and future planning of the river to the Kenanga employees.

An opening remark made by Yasmin Rasyid to welcome all of the Kenanga employees to the Plant-A-Tree project.An opening remark made by Yasmin Rasyid to welcome all of the Kenanga employees to the Plant-A-Tree project.

Zumba session led by Aiman that was participated by all of the employees and stakeholders.Zumba session led by Aiman that was participated by all of the employees and stakeholders.

The tree-planting session started with a demonstration by Emirul, EcoKnights representative, about the know-how of planting trees. A total of 32 plants which consisted of mangosteen, bilimbi, annona, rambutan and ceremai were planted on that day. A fence was built around these trees to protect them from any herbivore predator.

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Pictures above: The Kenanga employees and their family helped to carry the tools and plants to the plotting area.

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Pictures above: Before the planting, Emirul demonstrated on how to plant the trees at the areas. Soon after, the employees and their family started to plant their trees and set up the fencing.

Aiman assisted Ms. Chuah Sze Phing who is the Head of Group Marketing and Communication of Kenanga Group in setting up the fence.Aiman assisted Ms. Chuah Sze Phing who is the Head of Group Marketing and Communication of Kenanga Group in setting up the fence.

After they had finished planting the trees, the Kenanga employees and their family joined the mudball workshop which was facilitated by one of EcoKnights’ intern, Anis. In this workshop, the employees learned how to make their own mudballs. The ideas of mudball is to use it as one of the way to improve the river’s water quality through fermentation of effective microbe, EM-1, as they are effective cleaning agent. After the workshop, the employees got a chance to throw fermented mudballs into the Sungai Bunus. The program ended at 12.30pm with a photo session and lunch break.

If your company is keen to work in partnership with EcoKnights in such programs, kindly email EcoKnights at info@ecoknights.org.my

Anis showed the example of mudball that have been made earlier to the Kenanga employees.Anis showed the example of mudball that have been made earlier to the Kenanga employees.

The Kenanga employees threw the fermented mudballs into the river to improve its water qualityThe Kenanga employees threw the fermented mudballs into the river to improve its water quality

Pictures Above: The Kenanga employees threw the fermented mudballs into the river to improve its water quality

 

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