Let Our Children Breathe is a Community Education Pilot Program which aims to identify the level of air pollution exposure in the school area and raise public awareness on the links between exposure to polluted air and its adverse health effects in children.
At present, Shum Shui Po district has been chosen as the initial focus area of the project. We have prepared education workshops and training sessions for students and parents to understand how air pollution destroying our health.
⬇️ Read the full report on NO2 pollution level around schools area in Sham Shui Po during October and November 2019:
Keeping School Safe
Under the guidance of teachers and professional, students can take part in air quality measurement by using different sensors and diffusion tubes methodology. Senior students would have a chance to make a decent DIY air quality sensor kit which is portable to collect air data.
The real-time quality data is vital to develop an important strategy in improving air quality. It also allows public users to take appropriate prevention and mitigative actions to maximize their quality of life.
By empowering the schools, parents and the neighbourhood, the program goal targets to build up a community-based monitoring network that enables the involvement of different parties tackling air pollution problem.
Join “Let Our Children Breathe” program and fight against the air pollution. Your support is crucial for children’s health and well-being. Let’s work together and get back pollution-free blue skies for next generation.
Donation and Support the campus to get the Lab Set
On 26 October 2019, 60 students and their parents attended our first Hong Kong Air Pollution Conference held in Ma On Shan. The main objective of this conference was to allow students from different schools to share their views and listen to experts working in the fields of air pollution. The parents of the students also participated in the conference which showed the interest of the parents’ groups on air pollution.
An annual competition for all secondary students to show off their knowledge and creativity by writing about environmental issues.
48 essays were submitted in the 2019 competition from different international schools and local schools. The winner in the senior category (14+) was Yoojin Jung from King George V School and the winner of the junior category (below 14 years) was Adrian Wu also from King George V School.
CAN set up an air monitoring program “NO2 Diffusion Tube Action” in Sham Shui Po district in October 2019. It aims to collect street air sample and find out the roadside pollution level.
With the great support from our volunteer team, the diffusive samplers were widely distributed near a school campus, public parks and crossroads in the district. After 2-week exposure, the tubes were collected and sent to the UK laboratory for further analysis.
A student-led think tank started by students from Renaissance College , Ma On Shan and its current project focuses on the installation of real-time self-built sensors in different school campuses across the city.