Monday, March 8, 2010

Asha Gill launches books to raise environmental awareness among children

Educating children on the ways in which they can contribute towards saving the environment is Fay Khoo and Asha Gill's current initiative.
The duo, who come from different backgrounds, hope to share their green love through a series of children's story books which features two heroes, "Eco Boy" and "Eco Girl".

In their stories, the heroes would visit the homes of families and enlist their help to make the planet a better place through simple messages like "Don't take plastic bags", "Don't waste water" and "Don't waste petrol".
"We realise that we cannot teach old dogs new tricks, so rather than banging our heads against the wall trying to get adults to recycle or use their own bags when shopping, we will educate children so that they in turn would pass the message to their parents," said Khoo, who is a regular contributor to magazines and newspapers, while Asha is widely known for her role in hosting television programmes.
Khoo added that through the series, they aimed to make environmental awareness part of children's educational process.
During the launch of the book at Bangsar Shopping Centre in Kuala Lumpur recently, both Khoo and Asha were seen busy signing copies for guests while the children were entertained with a book-reading session.
At present, three of the six titles in the series are available — The Eco Kids and the Plastic Bag Pickle, The Eco Kids and the Wasteful Water Worry and The Eco Kids and the Gass Guzzler Gaffe.
The books are available at major bookstores in the country. Each title is priced at RM10 per copy and RM1 from the sale of each book will be donated to the Haiti Children's Fund via Unicef.
Selected charity organisations will receive 5,500 copies of each title in the series, with the total of 33,000 copies sponsored by Sime Darby Berhad.
The next three titles in the series will be available in the middle of this year.
For details, email Khoo at
Sourced from TheStar
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