Nestlé holds ‘World Water Day 2013’ activity to inculcate in Thai children smart water use

To Press Releases listBangkok,Apr 1, 2013

Nestlé holds ‘World Water Day 2013’ activity

(Middle) Khun Chakritt Kuwibulsilp, Director of Bureau of Central Administration, Department of Water Resources, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, delivered a speech to open the World Water Day 2013 activity, together with Khun Anat Julintron, Country Business Manager – Nestlé Waters Thailand and the children who participated in the activity.

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  • More than 200 children in grades 4-5 join in activities and role play their dream jobs while learning and understanding water use
  • The first class of Kids Hero appointed to continue mission at home and school
  • Walk Rally Box of Life and Eat, Live, Learn, Use help kids learn about sustainable water conservation through real-life experience

(Middle) Khun Chakritt Kuwibulsilp, Director of Bureau of Central Administration, Department of Water Resources, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, delivered a speech to open the World Water Day 2013 activity, together with Khun Anat Julintron, Country Business Manager – Nestlé Waters Thailand and the children who participated in the activity.

Nestlé (Thai) Ltd., Thailand’s leading food and beverage company, recently held the ‘World Water Day 2013’ activity to share knowledge on proper water use and make Thai children smart users of water.  Themed The Kids Hero, the activity was attended by over 200 children in grades 4-5 at the Benchasiri Park in Bangkok.

The opening of the event was presided over by Khun Chakritt Kuwibulsilp, Director of Bureau of Central Administration, Department of Water Resources, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and Khun Anat Julintron, Country Business Manager – Nestlé Waters Thailand.

The activity allowed children to enjoy learning from real-life experience as they went out performing base duties in two activities: Walk Rally Box of Life, where they learned from nature, and Eat, Live, Learn, Use, where they role-played their dream jobs for example doctor, teacher, musician, soldier, businessman, farmer, policeman, engineer, athlete. 

The activity aimed to make the children understand that no matter what they do for a living when are adults, water will continue to be their life support. The children were taught proper water knowledge and inculcated sustainable water conservation.

Khun Chakritt Kuwibulsilp, Director of Bureau of Central Administration, Department of Water Resources, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is glad that Nestlé recognises the importance of water, which is a basic essential in our lives. We are glad they organised the World Water Day 2013 activity to promote learning and understanding about sustainable use of water. It is something everybody should attach importance to. It is better to inculcate water love and care at a young age. It is the first important step of making them learn to use water smartly throughout their lives.”

More than 200 children in grades 4-5 join in activities while learning water use The children who participated in the World Water Day 2013 activity organized by Nestlé (Thai) Ltd.

Khun Anat Julintron, Country Business Manager – Nestlé Waters Thailand, said, “Efficient management of water resources is always Nestlé’s commitment. We recognize the importance of sustainable water conservation. So we worked with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in organizing the World Water Day 2013 activity to make Thai children learn what is right about water. It will help them see how water is linked to their daily life routines. It is necessary to make them grow up to be water responsible adults who know how to use water smartly with the awareness of the need to preserve water.”

Noppawich Tangtorkiat, 8, from Yuyen Wittaya School, said, “The activity made me understand how water is so important to us. For example, our body has water as its component and every life needs water to survive. We’ve learned how to use water smartly and how to preserve water right. I will share what I’ve learned today with my friends and my family so they may help in water conservation.”

Sudfa Sudparasert, 10, from Wat Samakkhitham School, said, “I’m so happy to have joined in the activity. I want to be a nurse. After I played a nurse, I learn how water is so important. It’s not only the nurse job which needs to use water, but every job needs water and is linked to water. This kind of activity should be held every year.”

The event also featured the ‘Water for Life’ exhibition to share proper knowledge with the children. A rectangular room was set up to present a story of water through a drop-shaped dome. Four topics were exhibited in line with the four activity bases – Eat, Live, Learn, Use. When the children completed each base mission, they would be appointed Kids Hero with a medal and an assignment to continue their missions at home and school.