29 March, 2024

WWF-Malaysia meets the BSKL Leaders for Change

WWF-Malaysia meets the BSKL Leaders for Change-WWF-Malaysia meets the BSKL Leaders for Change-BSKL Leaders for Change
WWF-Malaysia meets the BSKL Leaders for Change
For over 60 years, WWF has worked to protect endangered animals, preserve their ecosystems, assist local communities with their natural resource allocation,and help us all live a more sustainable life.

With the globally recognised black-and-white panda at its forefront, the World Wildlife Fund, more commonly known as WWF, is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO), founded in 1961 in Switzerland. It focuses on raising funds and spreading awareness on environmental conservation and the plight of Earth’s diverse wildlife. For over 60 years, WWF has worked to protect endangered animals, preserve their ecosystems, assist local communities with their natural resource allocation,and help us all live a more sustainable life. WWF is based on the pillars of 6 key goals:

1. Create a climate-resilient and zero-carbon world
2. Protect freshwater resources and landscapes
3. Rebuild food systems to nourish people and nature
4. Achieve healthy oceans and nature-positive seascapes
5. Conserve the world’s most important forests
6. Conserve wildlife and wild places

As of 2024, WWF has a presence in more than 100 countries, with approximately 3,000 conservation projects worldwide, and 5 million supporters globally. One of these countries is our very own home,Malaysia, in which WWF has been strongly established since 1972. As you may remember, BSKL’s most recent collaboration with WWF-Malaysia was with the BSKL for Malayan Tigers initiative which saw great success in both the raising of RM124,500 for Malayan Tiger conservation as well as the awareness spread throughout our school community. To further build on this existing and meaningful relationship with WWF-Malaysia, the BSKL Leaders for Change are now embarking on a new era of wildlife conservation in BSKL, and redefining what it means to protect Mother Nature.The BSKL Leaders for Change are a group of students across several year groups in Secondary, who are working together with Mr L’Hostis and Ms Twinney, to build long-term connections with several charities, one of which is WWF-Malaysia.

As part of our newly launched BSKL Leaders for Change program, we have successfully began our communications with them by corresponding with Ms Suan Tan, Senior Manager of Brand Marketing at WWF-Malaysia and our first successful event with them was the launch of WWF-Malaysia’s Tigers as My Neighbours Art Competition in BSKL, open for Ages 7-12 organised by the Tiger Conservation Coalition. BSKL submitted three fantastic entries for this competition, from Javier, Azmaara, and Yu Xin from Primary. The results of this competition are yet to be announced, best of luck to them! The BSKL Leaders for Change also have big plans for a whole school event coming up, so watch this space…

We also had the pleasure of interviewing Ms Suan Tan of WWF-Malaysia which was held on Wednesday 27th of March and we hope that it will help to give you a little more insight into future collaborations between WWF-Malaysia and the BSKL Leaders for Change (please do give it a watch when you’re free,we promise you it is worth your while!)

WWF-Malaysia & BSKL Leaders for Change Interview

We would like to thank Ms Suan Tan and WWF-Malaysia for agreeing to embark on this journey with us,and we hope that this is the start of a long-term partnership between us. Thank you also to Mr L’Hostis and Ms Twinney for guiding and supporting this, as well as to Mr Elil for the IT assistance and for helping us to set up the interview.The important work that WWF does is an important reminder to us all that we are not the only ones who live on this Earth; there are hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of plants and animals who call this planet their home too. It is our job to protect Mother Nature for the better of all creatures, human or otherwise, for when we are given a voice, it is our responsibility to speak for the ones who cannot speak for themselves. As David Attenborough correctly said, “Cherish the natural world, because you’re part of it and you depend on it”. Remember, there is no Planet B…


Zac, Ramaira, Sabina, Anishka, Chaebin and Sasha