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CEM Energy Fun Fair attracts thousand of youngsters to learn efficient use of electrical appliances

CEM hosted today the Energy Fun Fair at Tap Seac Square from 11:00am to 4:30pm. Collaborative parties included Civic Municipal Affairs Bureau, Youth and Education Affairs Bureau and Energy Sector Development Office. Hundreds of students representing 13 local secondary schools took part in the event together with attended thousand of children and families. With the theme “Build Your Smart Home, Use Appliances Efficiently”, the event aimed at promoting the smart home concept to use electrical appliances at home in a more efficient and easy way, thus helping to conserve more energy and ultimately contributing to protect the environment.

The event was organized in a competition basis and school teams entered four distinct contests, the “Best Booth Design Contest”, in which students designed a game booth for the public’s learning and interaction; the “Recycled Art Piece Contest”, where students created an art piece by using solely recycling electrical components; the “Talents Contest”, where students performed on stage showing their abilities and creativity for entertainment of the audience, and finally the “Best Cheering Group”, in which students formed cheering groups to support their participating teams.

Thousand of children played at the game booths and won fabulous prizes throughout the day, including limited edition Power Buddies sports towels, Power Boy folders, recycle bags, and many more, plus lucky draw prizes of ´ iPad mini 4´ and ‘Nintendo SWITCH’.

In addition, a special ‘Recycling Workshop’ Booth was at display to encourage the youngsters to recycle plastic bottles from their daily consumed beverages to make useful utensils. Another booth was dedicated to showcase the electric vehicles (EV). Citizens could find useful information about the EV charging stations in the city and a video of how to use the charge stations.

The Award Ceremony was held at 5:00pm, with guests of honor including Andy Lei, Principal Consultant Senior Technician of the Energy Sector Development Office, Vong Io Chou, Head of Division of Urban Facilities of Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, Wong Chio In, Head of Division of Educational Equipment of Youth and Education Affairs Bureau, Leong Chi Chung, Acting Head of Environmental Publicity and Education Division of Environmental Protection Bureau, Vong Kok Seng & Lei Chi Fong, President and Vice-President of CEM Customer Liaison Committee, Bernie Leong, Chairman of CEM Executive Committee, and Iun Iok Meng, Advisor to CEM Executive Committee.

Bernie Leong said in his speech that “CEM aims to enhance the knowledge and interest of the younger generation not only about the overall concept of electricity and how electricity is generated in Macau, but most importantly teach them how to use electricity in a safe and efficient way”, and “Through a fun and educational way, we aim to encourage the youngsters to play a more active role and practice effective measures to conserve energy and protect the environment, contribute for a sustainable development of our beautiful city”.

Prizes for the several competitions were announced during the Award Ceremony. The top five winning schools of the “Best Booth Design Contest” were: 1st place, Sacred Heart Canossian College - English Section, 2nd place, Kwong Tai Middle School, 3rd place, Pui Ching Middle School, 4th place, Fong Chong School of Taipa and 5th place, Santa Rosa de Lima English Secondary, winning respectively MOP5,000, MOP4,000, MOP3,000, MOP2,000 and MOP1,000 and a trophy; the top five winning schools of the “Talents Contest” were: 1st place, Santa Rosa de Lima English Secondary, 2nd place, Sacred Heart Canossian College - English Section, 3rd place, Fong Chong School of Taipa, 4th place, Pui Ching Middle School and 5th place, Kwong Tai Middle School, winning respectively MOP3,000, MOP2,500, MOP2,000, MOP1,500 and MOP1,000 and a trophy; the top five winning schools of the “Recycled Art Piece Contest” were: 1st place, Kwong Tai Middle School, 2nd place, Sacred Heart Canossian College - English Section, 3rd place, Fong Chong School of Taipa, 4th place, Our Lady of Fatima Girls’ School and 5th place, Tong Sin Tong Middle School, winning respectively MOP3,000, MOP2,500, MOP2,000, MOP1,500 and MOP1,000 and a trophy.

Sacred Heart Canossian College - English Section, Santa Rosa de Lima English Secondary and Kwong Tai Middle School were chosen by the public as the top three winning schools of the “My Favorite Booth”, winning respectively MOP2,000, MOP1,000 and MOP500 and a trophy. Finally, the top three winning schools of the “Best Cheering Group” were Santa Rosa de Lima English Secondary, Sacred Heart Canossian College - English Section and Fong Chong School of Taipa, winning respectively MOP2,000, MOP1,000 and MOP500. Lucky winners of “My Favorite Booth Voting” were Kuan Ian Kam winning one ‘iPad mini 4’, and Wu Seng Wan winning one ‘Nintendo SWITCH’.

School performances were scored by an invited panel of professional judges representing Civic and Municipal Affair Bureau, Youth and Education Affairs Bureau, Environmental Protection Bureau, General Residents Association of Macau, Macau Federation of Trade Unions, Women’s General Association of Macau, Macau Institute of Engineers, United Association of Food and Beverage Merchants of Macau, Macau Electromechanics Professionals Association, Macau General Association of Real State, Macau Institution of People’s Alliance, CEM & SAAM Workers Association and CEM Management.

The participating schools included the Macau Portuguese School, Xin Hua School, Yuet Wah College (English Section), Tong Sin Tong Middle School, Ling Nam Middle School, Sacred Heart Canossian College (English Section), Santa Rosa de Lima English Secondary, Pui Ching Middle School, Kwong Tai Middle School, Pui Tou Middle School, Millenium Secondary School, Fong Chong School of Taipa, and Our Lady of Fatima Girl’s School.

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