Macao, 14 October 2012
CEM organized the Energy Fun Fair at Tap Seac Square from 11:00am to 4:30pm today. Co-organizers included Civic Municipal Affairs Bureau, Youth and Education Affairs Bureau, Energy Sector Development Office, ORBIS Macao and Macao Special Olympics. 12 local secondary schools participated in two contests of the Fun Fair and thousands of children and students had a fun time with lots of prizes.
The closing ceremony was held at 5:00pm, with guests of honor including Vai Hoi Ieong, Deputy Director of Environmental Protection Bureau, Mak Kim Meng, Administration Committee Member of Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, Andy Lei, representative of Arnaldo Santos, Director of Energy Sector Development Office, Wong Kin Mou, Chief of Department of Research and Educational Resources of Youth and Education Affairs Bureau, Vivian Lo, Director of Development of ORBIS Macao, Ada Lo, Chairlady of Executive Committee of Macao Special Olympics, Charles Leong, President of the Board of Directors of the Association of CEM & SAAM Workers, and João Travassos da Costa, CEM Executive Director.
João Travassos da Costa highlighted in his speech ‘CEM aims to stay close with our community and enhance the interest and the knowledge of the citizens, especially the youngsters, in a fun and educational way, about electricity and its efficient and safe use. This way, everyone can pay more attention and play an active role in energy conservation and environmental protection.’ ‘With your amazing support we have continuously received, we shall strive to continue our efforts to be a responsible corporate citizen and an active partner in the society.’
Participating schools included Ling Nam Middle School, Xinhua Evening Secondary School, Escola Nossa Senhora de Fátima, Kao Yip Middle School, Escola Secundária Luso-Chinesa de Luís Gonzaga Gomes, Pui Ching Middle School, Pooi To Middle School, Millennium Secondary School, Sacred Heart Canossian College, The Workers’ Children High School, Colégio de Santa Rosa de Lima and Escola São João de Brito.
With the theme ´Use electricity as an eco option´, the 12 schools took the challenge to design a game booth for the public’s learning and interaction and competed for the Booth Design Contest. For the first time in the Energy Fun Fair, students were also challenged to create an art piece for exhibition, by using solely recycling items. At the same time, they showed their abilities and creativity by joining a Talents Contest.
Top three schools in the Booth Design Competition were awarded with cash prizes of MOP5,000, MOP3,000 and MOP2,000 respectively. Top three schools in the Talents Competition were awarded with cash prizes of MOP3,000, MOP2,000 and MOP1,000. The school with the highest mark in the combination of the two competitions, plus the voting from the public, received the title of “Great Winner of Energy Fun Fair 2012” and was awarded with a laptop.
A panel of professional judges was formed by representatives from Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, Youth and Education Affairs Bureau, Environmental Protection Bureau, General Residents Association of Macao, Macao Federation of Trade Unions, Women’s General Association of Macao, The Chinese Educators Association of Macao, Macao Institute of Engineers, Association of Consumers of Public Utility Companies, Macao Electromechanics Professionals Association and Macao Construction Association.
This year, and for the first time, the Energy Sector Development Office and ORBIS Macao have also set up booths in the Fun Fair. On the other hand, Macao Special Olympics (MSO) had its booth for the second time, helping to showcase the creativity and potential of its members.
A special exhibition was displayed at the venue this year. CEM launched a ´Student Charity Drawing Competition´ in collaboration with ORBIS and Macao Artist Society in September. The winning works were exhibited at the Fun Fair with the prize presentation ceremony took place during the Fair´s closing ceremony. 12 of the winning works were selected to produce a 2013 desktop calendar for charity and raise funds for ORBIS. The Calendar was on sale at ORBIS´s booth during the Fun Fair with great enthusiasm from the public. CEM also had its Electric Vehicle (EV) and e-Bike for display on the site. Public had a chance to have a closer look at these environmental friendly means of transportation and have a better understanding on how they operate and the importance they will play in the future.
All children up to 16 years old got the opportunity to play at the game booths and win fantastic prizes throughout the day. On top of this, they got the chances to win one ´new iPad´ in a lucky draw. Lei Chi Him (Ticket No.: 04200) was the winner of the ´new iPad´.
The top three schools winning the Booth Design Competition were: 1st place, Sacred Heart Canossian College Macau, 2nd place, Escola Feminina de Nossa Senhora de Fátima, and 3rd place, Escola Secundária Luso-Chinesa de Luís Gonzaga Gomes, while the top three schools winning the Talents Competition were: 1st place, Sacred Heart Canossian College Macau, 2nd place, Pooi To Middle School, and 3rd place, Kao Yip Middle School. Sacred Heart Canossian College Macau was chosen by the public as “My Favorite School”, and the title of “Great Winner of Energy Fun Fair 2012” was won by Sacred Heart Canossian College Macau.