Olympia College, Kuantan Celebrates Founders Day with ³Go Green´ Activity
The Founder¶s Day is celebrated yearly as a tribute to Olympia College¶s founding father, the late Mr Winston Pereira. The event is celebrated to spread the beliefs and vision of the late founder as well as thesuccess and his huge contributions to the local education industry.To celebrate the Founder¶s Day in a different way, the staff and students of Olympia College, Kuantancampus made a trip to Sungai Lembing. Sungai Lembing is a tin mining town, 42 km northwest of Kuantan in Pahang, Malaysia.µ
¶ is a Bahasa Malaysia word for Spear, and "
" means River. The local legend states thatthe local Ruler saw a vision of a spear in the river nearby and thus named this town after his vision.The staff of OC Kuantan - Mr Suresh and Ms Kamala had organized this trip with the assistance of Mr Surya and Mr Eddy.The group started their climb to Sungai Lembing Hill at 6.30 am and once they had reached the hill, theymade a declaration to create awareness and support the ³Go Green´ environment.Thereafter, they visited the Sungai Lembing museum. The Pahang Sungai Lembing Museum wasestablished to remember the glorious days of Sungai Lembing town, as the richest producer of tin in thecountry.There are few hanging bridges at Sungai Lembing to connect the people from the other side of the river to the main town. The students were very excited when they went for a walk on the hanging bridge.Mr Sundar, the principal of OC Kuantan thanked the organizers and all staff and students who have madethis event a great success.³We care for our Students, we care for One Malaysia and we care for the World.´ he added.
he Declaration to Create Awareness on ³Go Green´ Environment
Educational institutions are responsible for teaching and training millions of people. Colleges areat the hub of local and regional economies and our influence stretches far and wide. We thereforehave a critical role to play in protecting the environment and showing the way forward to all.Today, we, staff and students of OLYMPIA COLLEGE, KUANTAN will pledge to go green inall areas of our business.
Climate change is a concern for each of us. Solutions are within our grasp and are ready to beimplemented by individuals, communities, businesses and governments around the globe. Goinggreen is about making a demonstration and a declaration of our hope and concerns for the futureof our planet.