In September 2015, we announced our very first Voda Give Back Program where we donated & helped set up 3 sets of Voda Rainwater Harvesting Systemss.
The creation of such efforts and efforts alike was to fulfill 2 key goals:-
POTENTIAL RECIPIENTS INCLUDE:-
- Old folks home
- Other NGOs or residence that have inadequate water supply to meet daily demands or would appreciate some monetary savings in water bill
POTENTIAL RECIPIENTS INCLUDE:-
- Educational institutions (schools, kindergartens, universities etc)
- Water conservation advocates/non-profit organizations
- Places of interest
THE VODA FUND
Here’s what we have been able to accomplish with the Voda Fund thus far.
RESIDENTIAL LIONS REACH AUTISTIC CENTER, PENANG
(also known as The Association of Resource and Education for Autistic Children)
Based in Penang, Lions REACh is free-service NGO that runs after-school programs for autistic children. Our donation was not only aimed at helping the centre achieve monetary savings in water bills (which would mean alot to an NGO nevertheless), but also to introduce an additional form of healthy vocational activity for its children.
SMK BERAPIT, BUKIT MERTAJAM
SMK Berapit was the selected donation recipient among participants who attended the Penang Green Council’s inaugural Green Cafe Pocket Talk. The passionate teachers who applied for the donation, were present at the event with their students. Their strong enthusiasm in educating their students sustainable, electricity-free and eco-friendly ways of harvesting rain and saving water, was what set them apart from other nominees who applied.
Dubbed the “Water Man”, Professor Chan Ngai Weng is president of Water Watch Penang and is widely-known for his relentless water conservation campaigns and advocacy.
It was an honor and privilege for the Voda Team to have Professor Chan’s stamp of approval on the Voda Rainwater Harvesting System.
SMJK DINDINGS, SITIAWAN
A joint-donation with Rotary Club Sitiawan, the large scale Voda Cylinder Rainwater Harvesting System installed for SMJK Dindings is helping the school flush its 16 toilets, and thus, is achieving dramatic savings in water consumption and water bill for the school.
LIM KOK WING UNIVERSITY
For the Voda Team, “giving” does not only constitute offering donations but also creating educational platforms where we can impart knowledge on rainwater harvesting and how to incorporate such environmental-saving feature in structures and buildings with ease.
Here’s our Founder & Innovative Director, Sit Heng Yeen, sharing with aspiring architects about sustainable rainwater harvesting solutions at Lim Kok Wing College University’s Architectural Faculty.
METHODIST GIRLS SCHOOL
It is another badge of honor to have Voda Rainwater Harvesting System installed in one of the most iconic and oldest school in Penang – Methodist Girls School. It is fulfilling that Voda is not only helping the school reduce its water consumption, but it is also used as an effective tool by teachers to educate school children on the importance of natural resources and the urgency of saving water.
GREEN CAFE POCKET TALK
Our Co-Founder & Director, Low Pui San, had the opportunity to be the first presenter of Penang Green Council’s inaugural Green Cafe Pocket Talk, where industry players share their latest green technologies, products, experience and education with the local community.
During the informative session, she shared with participants insights on the impending global water crisis and how mankind will be affected by it in the years to come.
Read coverage of this event here.
Our goal is simple
To secure our future, one Voda at a time.
As we progress, we hope to be able to expand these give-back efforts to more places in a larger scale.
Meanwhile, if you wish to nominate any individual or entity whom would benefit vastly from the Voda Fund, write to us.