Local schools launch ‘Clear your Plate, Stop Wasting’ campaign
KUCHING: Principal of the Chinese Traditional and Moral Values Education Association Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Cheong Wai Chee, flew in to Kuching January 13 to launch and promote the ‘Clear your Plate, Stop Wasting’ Campaign (Eat what you take and take what you eat) at Kuching Chinese Chung Hua Primary School No.5, Kuching Chinese Secondary School No. 1, Pending Chinese Primary School and Kuching Chinese Secondary School No.4.
The launch was very successful with a full attendance of students, teachers and principals. Promotional buttons were given away to participants who successfully answered the quiz/question asked. Posters were presented to all the respective schools.
After launching the programme, Cheong distributed ‘Di Zi Gui’ to the students in the hopes of providing guidance for parents and children.
In English, ‘Di Zi Gui’ means standards for being a good student and child. It is an ancient Chinese text handed down from ancient Chinese saints and sages.
The source for the outline of this book was selected from ‘Analects of Confucius’ Confucius, Book 1, Chapter 6, where Confucius said: “A good student and child must first learn to be dutiful to his parents, and be respectful and loving to his siblings. Next he must be cautious with all people, matters and things in his daily life, and be a trustworthy person. He must believe in the teachings of the ancient saints and sages and put their teaching into practice. Then he must learn to love all equally and be close to and learn from people of virtue and compassion. Only after all the above duties have been accomplished, if he has the time and energy, he should then further study and learn literature and art to improve the quality of his cultural and spiritual life.”
Accompanying Cheong were Ho Yuan Hun, Lai Sin Kiong, and Teo Eng Hua from Kuching, Tang Kee Wong from Kota Kinabalu, William Kueh from Miri, How Kok Choong from Kuala Lumpur.
Cheong and his team will continue their journey in the aspect of education and the future of our next generation throughout Malaysia and to other Asian countries.