I had the pleasure of accompanying Dewi Anggraini to the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources building this afternoon. As one of the International Coast Cleanup Singapore Site Captains, ICC-NUS Organiser and initiator of ICC Bintan, she was there to receive the HSBC/NYAA Youth Environmental Merit Award from Dr Amy Khor, the Ministry’s Senior Parliamentary Secretary.
It was a well-deserved award for Dewi got a surprising amount of work done despite being in the final year of NUS Environmental Engineering. This was a time when I’d expected her environmental volunteer activities to take a back seat to school work. Instead she contributed significantly to ICCS and also helped to initiate ICC Bintan which I found myself in the thick of during the term break! I’d not recommend this strategy to most of us.
Other ICCS folk who were also present at the ceremony were Marcus Tay and Dinesh N which meant we also discussed this year’s ICCS Workshop and other ICCS matters before and after the ceremony!
ICC Bintan is in its second year in 2008 and Dewi is now gearing us for greater participation by the ICCS Otters this year.
– N. Sivasothi a.k.a. Otterman