‘Nestlé’ holds “World Water Day 2014” activity to promote water awareness among children

To Press Releases listBangkok,Jun 2, 2014

World Water Day 2014  

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  • "The Kids Hero #2" appointed to pass on water conservation knowledge to families, schools and communities
  • Children enjoy learning in "4 water awareness missions": 'The Journey of Water', 'The Wonders of Water in the Body', 'Learning Recycling' and 'Nestlé I am doing it – art from kid's recycling ideas'


Nestlé (Thai) Ltd., Thailand's leading food and beverage company, recently held the 'World Water Day 2014' activity to raise awareness among children on the importance of water and sustainable water conservation. "The Kids Hero #2" were appointed to help pass on water conservation knowledge. 75 children in grades 4-6 participated in the activity at Maepra Fatima School.

The opening of the event was presided over by Khun Niwatchai Khampee, Director acting for Director-General of the Department of Water Resources, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, with Khun Anat Julintron, Country Business Manager – Nestlé Waters Thailand, on hand to receive participants and give them activity briefing.

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Atmosphere from the "World Water Day 2014" activity by Nestlé (Thai) Ltd. at Maepra Fatima School

Khun Niwatchai Khampee, Deputy Director acting for Director-General of the Department of Water Resources, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, said, "Water is vital to all living organisms, particularly humans because we use water in various activities such as for consumption, agriculture, industry and recreation. 

Today, only 2.5% of natural fresh water remains on the planet, which is not enough to cope with human's increasing demand. Many countries are facing water shortages, which affect the quality of human life and the environment. It is time for all sectors to share the responsibility of ensuring a sustainable supply of water for communities."

Khun Anat Julintron, Country Business Manager – Nestlé Waters Thailand, said, "As producer of quality drinking water for Thai people, Nestlé is always aware of how important it is to save and manage water efficiently in line with our long-held commitment. 'World Water Day 2014' is the third edition we organized simultaneously with Nestlé in many countries around the world to raise awareness for water conservation and management. 

 We start with children because of their important role in national development. Those taking part in the activity are appointed 'The Kids Hero #2'. They will pass on what they learned to society to ensure long-term water awareness."

"Four water awareness missions" on World Water Day 2014 were:

  1. The Journey of Water: Learning how each cycle of water works and the importance of water for life, including water conservation ideas
  2. The Wonders of Water in the Body: Learning about the importance of water as a major component of the body and organs via a quiz game
  3. Learning Recycling: To make the children see the importance of recycling and the process used to recycle plastic bottles. The children were allowed to share in every step of the process to sort out bottles
  4. Nestlé I am doing it – Art from Kid's Recycling Ideas: The children were allowed to use their creativity regarding water conservation and recycling to draw and paint on the theme


Father Suchart Udomsittipattana, Principal of Maepra Fatima School, said, "The activity on World Water Day is very useful for the students because it provides a good opportunity for them to learn about water and recycling where the children played a part in sorting out plastic bottles. What they learned can be put into practice at home and it helps to make the children realize how important it is to save water sources in their communities."

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Atmosphere from the "World Water Day 2014" activity by Nestlé (Thai) Ltd. at Maepra Fatima School

Khun Suwanna Saengsommart, Student Affairs Assistant of Yaowaluck Wittaya Thonburi School, said, "I'd like to thank Nestlé for helping the children enthusiastic about saving water, for making them feel the urgency of water issues while allowing them to use their creativity together to draw what they imagined could be made of recycled bottled."

'Atom' - Jetsarit Pathummarasri, a 4th grader of Maepra Fatima School, said, "I am very happy to have joined the activity on World Water Day. I learned a lot about water such as its cycle, water in our body and how we can recycle plastic bottles. One thing I can do to help my family save water is to use laundry water with the plants."

'Pakboong' - Busabong Yutawithee, a 4th grader from Yaowaluck Wittaya Thonburi School, said, "I want to help society save water. I help my parents save water at home like turning off the water when not in use. And, today my team and I together we drew floating rafts you can make using recycled bottles to help people during floods."

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"The children are made to enjoy learning from real experience as we try to raise positive awareness and make them think about the need to save water and take good care of natural water resources through our well designed water missions. It should make them learn and understand the proper way to conserve water while they can also fully exercise their creativity. What they learned will make them grow up to be productive adults with socially and environmentally responsible mind," said Khun Anat.


In recognition of the severe problems of water shortage and water resource management, the United Nations (UN) designated 22 March "World Water Day" in order to make the world aware and actively participate in water conservation.


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