Toyota’s annual Eco Youth (TEY) Programme is marking the end of this year’s programme, which saw 144 participants eager to share their findings and efforts in combating environmental issues at the Concord Hotel, Shah Alam.
For this year’s programme, the champion school took home RM10,000 of prize money while the 2nd and 3rd place winner brought back RM7,000 and RM5,000 respectively. In addition to that, the winners for best presentation, best exhibition and best website also received RM1,000 each. A token of RM500 each was also given out to two of the most supportive teachers during the programme.
The TEY programme which began in February, included 16 schools, each championing their own cause on sustainable environment within their surrounding communities. The 8-month programme saw students harnessing their research and analytical skills. The TEY programme started with trainings and workshops where students were sent for a course on implementing the 8-Step Problem-Solving Methodology, an approach that is practiced by all employees of UMW Toyota Motor. Thereafter, students were given the challenge to identify their cause, draft a strategy plan, blog about their efforts and present it to a board of judges.
Winners were picked based on the following evaluation criteria:
• A strategy proposal that clearly outlines the problems and the suggested plan to cope with the issues
• The accuracy of the implementation of steps taken by the team
• Originality and relevance of the project in meeting the TEY programme’s objective
• Website updates including creativity, content & design
Below is the overall result of this year’s Toyota Eco Youth Programme: