Pilot programme improves students' awareness on water conservation hinh anh 1Pupils develop poster on saving water and environment protection in Thanh Mai Primary School, Thanh Oai district, Hanoi (Photo: Courtesy of Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam)
Hanoi (VNA) - More than 1,600 primary school students in Thanh Oai and My Duc districts on the outskirts of Hanoi are now more aware about conserving water thanks to an education programme.

Organised by the district education and training divisions and Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam Beverage (SPVB) since March 2015, the "Mizuiku – I love clean water", programme focused its activities on educating children on the role of water on the planet and raising their awareness on the importance of water resources and water hygiene in daily life.

In 2015, the programme has efficiently organised 60 classes on the subject of water with the participation of over 1,600 pupils in 120 indoor and outdoor lessons. The programme also offered pupils a wide range of practical outdoor activities like festivals of clean water protector, study tours, writing and drawing contests, and school newspapers.

The programme also helped to upgrade school infrastructures, including the donation of four water purification systems, building or upgrading six rest rooms based on an environment-friendly model.

Mizuiku is a natural water education programme that has been successfully implemented in Japan since 2004. Vietnam is the first country other than Japan to develop this project.-VNA