IPOH, PERAK, APRIL 12 – NY Design (M) Sdn Bhd, an incubatee of Technology Park Malaysia, is making waves among Malaysians, especially youths and children, in encouraging the conservation of the environment with go green initiatives through with its flagship brand, Green Pit Stop (GPS).
The company will be reaching out to Perakians students and communities with its participation in the STEM Waves 2019 carnival scheduled tomorrow at the Movies Animation Park Studio, Ipoh.
The one-day event is organized by Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS in collaboration with Yayasan Pendidikan Kampar. It will be officially launched by Perak Menteri Besar, YAB Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu.
Meanwhile, Puan Aniz Adura Abdul Majid, TPM senior manager for strategic communication and stakeholder management, will also be giving a presentation on the available opportunities on “Career in Science and Technology” at the STEM talk.
NY Design creative director, Puan Aznin Yusof, who is extremely passionate about her efforts in preserving and saving the environment, is currently pushing the barometer through her go green projects to greater heights by educating and encouraging the communities of the next generation.
She said the importance of creating greater awareness of the need to save the environment through the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) concept among young Malaysian kids, youth and the community is fast gaining traction.
Aznin, who is the spouse of famed lead guitarist, Kid Search of the Search Rock group, started her company two years ago by tapping on her creativity in design, arts and advertising by using recyclables to produce go green products that are suitable for children, families and adults of all ages.
With her passion rooted in creative designs and arts as well as being a strong advocate of environmental issues, she is currently one of the well sought-after speakers on go green products and the environment.
She was among the key speakers invited by Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) for the Malaysia Science Week held at the Malaysia Science Centre in Kuala Lumpur recently.
Her green products are churned out from a wide range of unwanted, reused and recycled materials from guitar strings, wood panels, porcelain, bamboo, steel, electronic products or even old gramophones, among many others.
Aznin says the best age to educate kids is those between three and seven years old. “At these ages they tend to learn fast and reliably adapt the good habits. If we are able to change the mindset of 10% of the children population, it is a positive result of the right direction in educating and espousing the need of protection of the environment,” she added.
When she first started her business there was only two concepts – a rock garden and a heaven garden at a nearby surau.
“In the short span of time, we have now developed 13 concepts and are working on several other initiatives by tapping the latest technology including the Internet-of-Things towards marrying science and arts towards improving our creativity.
“In our efforts to encourage the development and growth of creativity through science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, we realized that there is also a need to add the element of Arts. Hence, we have now embarked on another educational version to boost creativity with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematic) to ensure a sense of balance between science and arts function,” she explained.
Technology Park Malaysia, an agency of the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC), has an integrated infrastructure, facilities and support services to assist technopreneurs and entrepreneurs who are keen to commercialize their ideas in the four industry clusters, namely, ICT, Engineering, Biotechnology and Green Technology.
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