Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Malaysian kids for the environment

A song "Pokok-Pokok" (literally "trees") also called "Tears of the Trees" composed by the children of the Tree Theatre Group, Malaysia, has been choosen to be sung to inspire participants of the 24th United Nations Environmental Programme's Government Council meeting in Nairobi, Kenya. It will also be accompanied by a colorful 10-minute eco-play in which the children will act out parts of the world's fragile eco-system in which the greedy loggers will play the villains.

Members of the Tree Theatre Group are 45 pupils of Sekolah Kebangsaan Bukit Damansara together with its 12 ex-students who have been practicing hard to give a good performance.

The United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) has also picked the song for a web-based animation for its Billion Tree Campaign, a worldwide tree planting initiative open to governments, communities, groups and individuals.

Source: The Star