Students’ compost project wins gold medals at innovation contest


TWO female students of SJK (T) Ladang Dovenby in Sungai Siput won gold medals in the Asia-Pacific Regional Eco-Green Technology Honorable Innovation Competition 2020, reported Makkal Osai.

Azritha Ismail and Geetha Loshini Saravanan, both 11, created organic fertiliser from fruit and vegetable waste collected from their school’s canteen.

They gathered the waste, mixed it with soil and dried the mixture for about two hours, and then combined the mixture with milk, water, and pencil shavings to add nutrients.

School headmaster Rajammal said the school, which has about 150 pupils, their parents and the community are proud of their success.

The competition was organised by environmental NGO Malaysian Conservation Ranger.

> Makkal Osai also reported that a couple in Kampar who were forced to live in their car will soon have a home, thanks to volunteers who helped repair their old house.

P. Sivagamiselvan and his wife J. Rajakumari, both 44, lived in Johor Baru until he lost his job due to the Covid-19 pandemic, prompting the couple to move back to Rajakumari’s late mother’s old house in Perak.

Unfortunately, the house was too rundown to live in.

Kampar MIC branch chairman R. Balaratnam called on the Perak Fire and Rescue Department to help fix the house, aided by youths who also helped get RM20,000 in materials.

State assemblywoman for Tualang Sekah Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi also gave RM10,000 to replace the roof.

The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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