I HAVE heard from my son that his school in Brunei-Muara District is planning to raise money for charity by doing an Ice Bucket Challenge.
However, I think that this event is contrary to the advice given by the authorities to the public to not waste water.
For example, if 800 students and 800 parents plan to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge with each participant set to use two litres of water and ice, imagine the amount of water that will go to waste!
Bruneians are regularly advised by the authorities to conserve water as the sultanate has one of the highest water consumption rates per capita in the Asean region.
I believe that my son’s school should follow this advice and not waste water in organising an Ice Bucket Challenge.
I suggest that the school find other sensible ways to raise money for charity such as a walkathon, a jogathon or charging houseowners for cleaning their compounds in a door-to-door campaign.
As the authorities say in their campaign, “Please Do Not Waste Water”.
– Awang Marol