Sunday, 25 May 2008

Project CLEAN

Project Clean
@Ang Mo Kio GRC
and Yeo Chu Kang SMC
25th May 2008

A group of YEGs, who are taking part in a competition called Worldview 360, was taking part in a community outreach called Project Clean at Ang Mo Kio Ave 10.

Using pull-up poster designed by the ever talented Mr Joshua Shoo, they help to educate the community on the effect of climate change.

They also presented a skit to spread the message that is important to wash our hands and to keep the toilet cleam.

The founder of Cicada Tree Eco Place Prof Vilma and Celiene was at the event to support the YEGs.

Thursday, 22 May 2008

The Makimg of Shoo Mossie.

An army of YEG was on hand to make the Shoo Mozzie on 21st May 2008.

Here, the director of Skinplus , Jacob Liu ,(a company which supply spa products) was on hand to show the studnets the art of making Shoo Mozzie.

The YEGs from 4A preparing to make Shoo Mozzie.

WoW ! This is fun.

Ms Faridah, one of the teachers in charge of the YEG, was on hand to ensure that there is quality control.

Mr Lai, getting all the ingredient ready.

Studnets getting ready to cap the bottles.

Mr Lai, explaining the proper procedure to bottle the Shoo Mozzie.

Mrs Audrey Koh, another teacher in charge of the YEG was there to lend a helping hand.

Ms Sherri Ng, sterilization the bottles.

Altogether, 1000 bottles of Shoo Mozzie were produced using the money provided by the Coyote Funds. Shoo Mozzie, an all natural insect repellent, was developed by the environmental NGO Cicada-Tree Eco Place (CTEP). With the support of the Coyote Funds, CTEP now can sell the Shoo Mozzie at a lower price so that more people can benefit from the use of natural insect repellent.

We have to thank Mr Lai whose company did not charge us GST and provided all the ingredients at cost so that we can keep the price low.

We will be promoting the Shoo Mozzie is Sunday. Here are the details

Project CLEAN @ Ang Mo Kio GRC & Yio Chu Kang SMC

25 MAY 2008, Sunday

Blk 548 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10

Friday, 16 May 2008

Citibank-YMCA Youth For Cause

The Citibank-YMCA Youth for Causes programme started in 2003. Besides empowering young people to create businesses that serve a social cause of their choice, the programme also provides an element of education and training.

Some of us YEGs from Mayflower came up with a great business and at the same time wanted to help an environmental Non Profit Organisation, Cicada Tree Eco Place (CTEP) with the money we can earn.

We have been helping to promote an all natural insect repellent developed by CTEP at three events in February and April. Sales were good but the greatest challenges we faced were having not enough funds to produce more Shoo!Mozzie.

At each event, we could only sell twenty bottles as we only have enough funds to produce these small quantities.

So in April, we decided to apply for more funds to expend our business and on the 3rd of May, we were at the YMCA pitching our business ideas to the panel of judges. We were only informed four days earlier that we have been shorted listed. While preparing for our mid-year examination, we took time of to prepare our presentation.

Here the team memebers are presenting to Mrs Selva, our Vice Principal and Mr Shoo before they present their business plan to the judges.

On 13th May, we were happy to receive the news that we have been selected to be a participating team of Citibank-YMCA Youth For Causes 2008.

We will be at the official launch and the details are below.


Saturday, 31 May 2008 at 11.00am

ACS Barker Road, Mrs Lee Choon Guan Concert Hall

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Shoo! Mozzie

All Natural insect repellent

The YEGs have established a partnership with Cicada Tree Eco-Place (CTEP)to jointly promote Shoo! Mozzie, an all natural insect repellent.

Here, three of our YEGs are learning from the co-founders of CTEP about Shoo! Mozzie, an all natural insect repellent.

The YEGs discover that the ingredients are all organic. These include aloe vera gel, essential oils of lemongrass and citronella.

One of the co-founder of CTEP demonstrates how the Shoo! Mozzie is bottled.

The YEGs making a promotional video for Shoo! Mozzie.

Environmental Education Advisors

Networking Session 2008

Venue : Nanyang Girl's High

Date : 16 February 2008

The first project that the YEGs and CTEP collaborated on is at this networking session for the Environmental Education Advisor held at Nanyang Girl's High on 16 February 2008.

A tray displaying natural insect repellents: Pandan Leave and Lemon Grass.

Here the YEGs is explaining to the Guest of Honour, Mr Lee Yuen Hee,the Chief Executive Officer of National Environment Agency (NEA) how the Shoo! Mozzie work.

The YEGs using this opportunity to promote awareness of the problem of using chemical insect repellent.

The YEGs taking a group photo with Prof Vilma D'Rosario the co-founder of CTEP, a happy customer who bought the Shoo Mozzie and Mrs. Ess.