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Over 400 students to learn water protection in Dong Nai forest

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Over 400 primary students, guided by more than 100 teachers, will participate in an environmental education initiative at Cat Tien National Park in Dong Nai Province on Wednesday.

Following a successful launch at Cuc Phuong National Park, where more than 180 young participants attended on December 6 and 7, the groundbreaking environmental education initiative will expand to Cat Tien National Park in Dong Nai Province on December 13 and 14.

Organized by the Central Youth Union Council in collaboration with the Forest Protection Department, Suntory Holdings, and Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam, the program titled “Journey with Mizu to protect the environment 2023” aimed to impart knowledge on forest protection, water conservation, and environmental issues.

Part of the broader “Mizuiku – I love clean water” initiative, the activities at Cuc Phuong National Park served as immersive “classrooms in the forest.” Their aim was to cultivate awareness among students about the pivotal role of forests, their profound connection with water sources, and the importance of forest preservation in safeguarding both land and groundwater.

The Mizuiku program, originally launched by the Suntory Group in Japan in 2004, is centered on water conservation and protection. In 2015, Vietnam became the first country outside Japan to embrace this project.

Nearly nine years after its nationwide inception, the program has benefited millions of students, educators, and citizens alike, promoting vital water and environmental consciousness.

Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam Beverage Company (SPVB) plays a crucial role in the success of Mizuiku. With nearly three decades of dedicated presence in Vietnam, SPVB has invested over US$500 million in the country.

The company has actively contributed to environmental initiatives by establishing informational hubs at national parks, implementing waste management systems, and conducting training sessions for park personnel and volunteers.

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