NEA, South East CDC to groom student 'Eco Kepalas'

Channel NewsAsia 16 Nov 14;

SINGAPORE: The National Environment Agency and South East Community Development Council have inked a three-year partnership with 10 schools in the South East district to groom students as "Eco Kepalas" or environmental champions.

This was announced by Member of Parliament for East Coast GRC Jessica Tan, who was the Guest-of-Honour at the South East Clean & Green Singapore (CGS) Carnival held at Changi City Point on Sunday (Nov 16).

These environmental champions will attend workshops and be immersed in community settings to aid them in identifying gaps and challenges on the environmental front. They will be provided with seed funding of up to S$500 per project to test and implement their solutions to the issues.

The NEA and South East CDC hope that the exposure would nurture students to be forward-looking individuals who are committed to driving clean and green initiatives.

- CNA/ec