RCE Penang - 2018

Camp Bakau 1.0
Basic Information
Title of project : 
Camp Bakau 1.0
Submitting RCE: 
RCE Penang
Contributing organization(s) : 
RCE Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Japan Malaysia Association (JMA)
Focal point(s) and affiliation(s)
Name: 
Dr Nurul Salmi Abd Latip
Organizational Affiliation: 
RCE Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia
E-mail: 
Name: 
Ms Wan Sharipahmira Mohd Zain
Organizational Affiliation: 
RCE Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Format of project: 
Nature classroom - mangrove ecosystem (informal education)
Language of project: 
Malay
Date of submission:
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Additional resources: 
https://www.facebook.com/RCEPenangUSM/?ref=settings
Geographical & Education Information
Region: 
Asia-Pacific
Country: 
Malaysia
Location(s): 
Merbok,Kedah
Address of focal point institution for project: 
Kg. Sg. Batu Besi, Merbok, Kedah
Ecosystem(s):
Target Audience:
Socioeconomic and environmental characteristics of the area : 
The area is categorized as one of the low-income areas in Kedah state.
Description of sustainable development challenge(s) in the area the project addresses: 
Quality education, Sustainable communities, Climate action, Life below water, Life on land
Contents
Status: 
Ongoing
Period: 
November, 2018 to April, 2019
Rationale: 
The program was held to promote ESD via mangrove ecosystem education to the children and how protection of the mangrove ecosystem is important to conserve fisheries resources and community well-being. At the same time the importance of education was and knowledge was stressed to the children. This knowledge is crucial as they will be more aware and act to protect their own environment.
Objectives: 
a) Introducing the concept of ESD (education for sustainable development) through learning
mangrove ecosystem.
b) Introducing environmental elements and features in the context of STREAM through learning
mangrove ecosystem.
c) Linking the relationship of various elements of the environment and its relationship with humans.
Activities and/or practices employed: 
Games, group discussion, scientific inquiry, art, sketches, outdoor exploration, mangrove replanting, waste management, reflection
Size of academic audience: 
35
Results: 
After the program received positive feedback from the children and their parents. Parents reported that the children shows encouraging change in behavior with more interest in learning and attending classes. The children are also excited for the next program to begin.
Lessons learned: 
For the next program we will retain some of the approaches used and include more hands-on activities. We will also use new approaches to encourage the children to be more expressive in terms of their thoughts and ideas.
Key messages: 
More informal educational programs should be done with rural children to expose to them various information and to allow them to be explorative, thoughtful, confident and inquisitive in their learning process
Relationship to other RCE activities: 
This project is part of a larger project in the area where RCE Penang with our partner, Japan-Malaysia Association, is conducting mangrove reforestation project in the surrounding area.
Funding: 
Japan-Malaysia Association and RCE Penang

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UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
(https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs) and other themes of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
SDG 2 - End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture 
Indirect
SDG 3 - Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages 
Direct
SDG 4 - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all 
Direct
SDG 6 - Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all 
Direct
SDG 8 - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all 
Indirect
SDG 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable 
Indirect
SDG 12 - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns 
Direct
SDG 13 - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts 
Direct
SDG 14 - Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development 
Direct
SDG 16 - Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels 
Indirect
SDG 17 - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development 
Direct
Theme
Disaster Risk Reduction 
Indirect
Traditional Knowledge  
Indirect
Curriculum Development 
Direct
Ecotourism 
Indirect
Forests/Trees 
Direct
Plants & Animals 
Direct
Waste 
Direct
Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development – Priority Action Areas
Priority Action Area 2 - Transforming learning and training environments 
Direct
Priority Action Area 3 - Building capacities of educators and trainers 
Direct
Priority Action Area 4 - Empowering and mobilizing youth 
Direct