SPARK Foundation (formerly GAB Foundation) was established in 2007. Our vision is to grow with local communities and spark changes in the areas of the environmental conservation and education for a better tomorrow.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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Tan Sri Saw Choo Boon

Chairman


We are committed to building a responsible and sustainable business and totally fulfill our corporate responsibility. Through the SPARK Foundation, our vision is to make a difference by collaborating with local communities to protect our environment and promote education.

Rita Sim

Independent Trustee


Each of us can be an agent for social change. We have the capacity to galvanise people around us, to inspire and be inspired. At SPARK Foundation, we want to be a catalyst for positive change through collective action between the industry and communities.

Datin Kathleen Chew

Independent Trustee


I believe that the biggest impact SPARK Foundation can have is to improve the lives of Malaysians with our focus on environmental conservation and access to education.

Renuka Indrarajah

Independent Trustee


We strive to empower the next generation to create positive change in society through advocating respect for the planet and support for local communities.


We are committed to building a responsible and sustainable business and totally fulfill our corporate responsibility. Through the SPARK Foundation, our vision is to make a difference by collaborating with local communities to protect our environment and promote education.


Tan Sri Saw Choo Boon
Chairman


Each of us can be an agent for social change. We have the capacity to galvanise people around us, to inspire and be inspired. At SPARK Foundation, we want to be a catalyst for positive change through collective action between the industry and communities.


Rita Sim
Independent Trustee


I believe that the biggest impact SPARK Foundation can have is to improve the lives of Malaysians with our focus on environmental conservation and access to education.


Datin Kathleen Chew
Independent Trustee


We strive to empower the next generation to create positive change in society through advocating respect for the planet and support for local communities.


Renuka Indrarajah
Independent Trustee

MILESTONES

2007-2008

DEC 2007

The W.A.T.E.R Project was launched with an initiative to rehabilitate a 2km stretch of the Sungei Way river and to engage with the community.

MAR 2008

Received support from the local community to help install rubbish traps along Sungei Way to stop garbage from travelling back into the river.

2009

MAR 2009

Improvement in water quality and biodiversity was shown in Sungei Way.

AUG 2009

Habitats were created along the river, introducing the native flora and fauna into Sungei Way.

2011

MAR 2011

The Mobile River Care Unit was launched to spread awareness to local communities.

APR 2011

River Management Handbook was launched, documenting key learnings and experiences from the Sungei Way river rehabilitation project.

JUL 2011

Training officials from the Department of Drainage and Irrigation.

2012

MAR 2012

Three species of fishes were released into Sungei Way to increase fish stock in the river.

JUN 2012

The inaugural English Enrichment Training Programme (EETP), where 70 teachers from 50 vernacular schools participated.

JUL 2012

A River Carnival was organised at Zoo Negara to educate, as well as raise awareness amongst the general public about water conservation issues.

SEP 2012

Organised the inaugural National River Forum that brought together river experts and thought leaders for a national river management issues discussion.

2013

JUN 2013

Organised the 2nd EETP where 62 teachers from 15 primary schools across Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Sabah, and Sarawak participated.

SEP 2013

River of Life Public Outreach Programme River Carnival (ROL POP River Carnival) took place in SMK Taman Melawati school field with the participation of students.

2014

OCT 2014

The first and biggest river carnival in Perak, #BeWaterWise, rolled out nationwide, with more than 2,000 attendees.

NOV 2014

The 3rd EETP expanded to Kedah with more participation from teachers and students.

2015

MAR 2015

4th EETP expanded to a new state, Johor, with more than 200 teachers from 100 rural schools.

JUN 2015

Launched Perak's first W.A.T.E.R Project River Care Education Centre (RCEC) in Buntong.

2016

JAN 2016

More than 300 volunteers participated in the Sungai Kinta river clean-up.

2017

MAR 2017

Waste Segregation & Oil and Grease Trap initiative was launched at the SS2 Food Court, Petaling Jaya.

JUN 2017

6th EETP returned to equip 65 teachers from 53 schools across seven states on water and river conservation practices.

SEPT 2017

GAB Foundation’s 10th Anniversary.

2018

JAN 2018

The launch of SPARK Foundation.

2007-2008

DEC 2007

The W.A.T.E.R Project was launched with an initiative to rehabilitate a 2km stretch of the Sungei Way river and to engage with the community.

MAR 2008

Received support from the local community to help install rubbish traps along Sungei Way to stop garbage from travelling back into the river.

2009

MAR 2009

Improvement in water quality and biodiversity was shown in Sungei Way.

AUG 2009

Habitats were created along the river, introducing the native flora and fauna into Sungei Way.

2011

MAR 2011

The Mobile River Care Unit was launched to spread awareness to local communities.

APR 2011

River Management Handbook was launched, documenting key learnings and experiences from the Sungei Way river rehabilitation project.

JUL 2011

Training officials from the Department of Drainage and Irrigation.

2012

MAR 2012

Three species of fishes were released into Sungei Way to increase fish stock in the river.

JUN 2012

The inaugural English Enrichment Training Programme (EETP), where 70 teachers from 50 vernacular schools participated.

JUL 2012

A River Carnival was organised at Zoo Negara to educate, as well as raise awareness amongst the general public about water conservation issues.

SEP 2012

Organised the inaugural National River Forum that brought together river experts and thought leaders for a national river management issues discussion.

2013

JUN 2013

Organised the 2nd EETP where 62 teachers from 15 primary schools across Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Sabah, and Sarawak participated.

SEP 2013

River of Life Public Outreach Programme River Carnival (ROL POP River Carnival) took place in SMK Taman Melawati school field with the participation of students.

2014

OCT 2014

The first and biggest river carnival in Perak, #BeWaterWise, rolled out nationwide, with more than 2,000 attendees.

NOV 2014

The 3rd EETP expanded to Kedah with more participation from teachers and students.

2015

MAR 2015

4th EETP expanded to a new state, Johor, with more than 200 teachers from 100 rural schools.

JUN 2015

Launched Perak's first W.A.T.E.R Project River Care Education Centre (RCEC) in Buntong.

2016

JAN 2016

More than 300 volunteers participated in the Sungai Kinta river clean-up.

2017

MAR 2017

Waste Segregation & Oil and Grease Trap initiative was launched at the SS2 Food Court, Petaling Jaya.

JUN 2017

6th EETP returned to equip 65 teachers from 53 schools across seven states on water and river conservation practices.

SEPT 2017

GAB Foundation’s 10th Anniversary.

2018

JAN 2018

The launch of SPARK Foundation.

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