SMK Lopeng Ten­gah bank­ing on In­sta­gram to win Toy­ota Eco Youth 2017 Chal­lenge

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MIRI: SMK Lopeng Ten­gah is count­ing on In­sta­gram to help it win the na­tional-level Toy­ota Eco Youth 2017 Chal­lenge.

At present, it is lead­ing on that so­cial me­dia plat­form in terms of fol­low­ings.

SMK Lopeng Ten­gah prin­ci­pal Ng Cheng Soo said her charges are bank­ing on In­sta­gram in gain­ing the most fol­low­ers and the high­est num­ber of ‘likes’ among the to­tal 12 se­condary schools tak­ing part in the chal­lenge.

“I am ap­peal­ing to all, es­pe­cially Sarawakians, to help my stu­dents win by fol­low­ing them on In­sta­gram via @tey.smklt2017. We have un­til Oct 9, so please help our school to win and bring glory for Sarawak,” Ng told the­sun­day­post.

SMK Lopeng Ten­gah’s hope of hav­ing the most ‘likes’ for its web­site con­tent for the Toy­ota Eco Youth 2017 was dashed when a school in Perak beat them with 6,599 likes as at the clos­ing date, which was last Fri­day.

In com­par­i­son, the Miri school only se­cured 4,442 Face­book likes, plac­ing it be­hind their Perak ri­val.

Ng said a cash prize of RM1,000 awaits win­ner of the ‘Best Web­site’ cat­e­gory, while the grand prize for the over­all cham­pion is RM10,000.

SMK Lopeng Ten­gah was the cham­pion of the Toy­ota Eco Youth 2013 Chal­lenge – an an­nual cam­paign run by UMW Toy­ota Mo­tor in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion.

The school’s ‘Toy­ota Eco Rangers’ are work­ing on two projects to re­duce car­bon foot­prints – the amount of car­bon diox­ide and other car­bon com­pounds emit­ted from the burn­ing of fos­sil fu­els.

Us­ing ‘BEM On The Rock Church’ as the pro­ject site, the two projects are find­ing ways to re­duce the us­age of elec­tric­ity and wa­ter.

The Toy­ota Eco Youth Chal­lenge, run­ning since 2001, is a na­tional en­vi­ron­men­tal ed­u­ca­tion pro­gramme that aims to raise aware­ness of and sen­si­tiv­ity to the en­vi­ron­ment and re­lated is­sues among the pub­lic.

It kicked off on Feb 26 this year and will con­clude this Oct 12.

The judg­ing cri­te­ria in­clude as­sess­ments on the pro­ject site, blog, Face­book ‘likes’, pre­set pro­ject pre­sen­ta­tions and ex­hi­bi­tion booth.

Screen­shot shows SMK Lopeng Ten­gah’s In­sta­gram page for the Toy­ota Eco Youth 2017 Chal­lenge.

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