Programme launched to raise children’s awareness of water protection

The Central Council of the Ho Chi Minh Young Pioneer Organisation in coordination with the Ministry of Education and Training held a ceremony in Hanoi on March 20 to launch a water resources protection programme titled ‘Mizuiku – I love clean water’.
Delegates at the launch ceremony
Delegates at the launch ceremony

‘Mizuiku’ is an educational initiative on water protection that was launched by the Suntory Group in Japan in 2004. It has been implemented in Vietnam since 2015.

Over the past eight years, the programme has benefited more than 2.6 million people across Vietnam. Accordingly, over 140,000 primary school students had the opportunity to participate in more than 4,000 classes on saving clean water sources, under the instruction of more than 7,000 teachers and volunteers nationwide.

In 2023, the programme targets to provide training for more than 5,000 teachers at 300 schools, as well as around 6,000 classes for nearly 210,000 third and fourth graders in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, and the provinces of Lang Son, Dak Nong, and Vinh Long.

Notably, this year’s programme draws the participation of the Forest Protection Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, which will host a number of forest activities for participating students.

The organisers will also present 20 water purification projects for participating localities, deliver waste sorting bins to national parks, and provide training on forest and clean water protection for staff and volunteers at the parks.