Another project supported by Hasanah is the iG-HOME Inovasi Rumah Lestari, a collaboration between PINTAR Foundation and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. The project started in 2017 and Phase Two was rolled out last year, involving 17 schools and 33 teachers.
Under the iG-HOME programme, environmental systems were developed in participating schools, ranging from recycling, organic composting, biogas generation, rainwater harvesting and green roofing. Through interactive classroom activities, both students and teachers became more aware of environmental issues and the benefits of sustainable living.
“As teachers, we should take this knowledge and make it our responsibility as educators to teach our students about the issues of proper garbage disposal and the environment,” recalled Nurul Akmaliyah Binti Mohd Ani, a teacher at SMK Tunku Bendahara.