Inayawan schoolkids taught proper handwashing technique

December 10,2016 - 01:47 PM
Patrick Egan, Viten Evides International project director, and Joy Ventic of MCWD teach the grade 1 pupils of Inayawan Elementary School the proper way of washing their hands during a handwashing activity in the school.

Patrick Egan, Viten Evides International project director, and Joy Ventic of MCWD teach the grade 1 pupils of Inayawan Elementary School the proper way of washing their hands during a handwashing activity in the school.

TO promote awareness on sanitation, the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) held a handwashing activity in Inayawan Elementary School in Cebu City.

The activity was done in partnership with Vitens Evides International (VEI), a corporate social responsibility firm of five big water companies in The Netherlands, which is implementing pro-poor water supply project in Cebu City with MCWD.

At least 160 grade 1 pupils of the school were taught the proper way of washing hands and the value of sanitation and cleanliness.

Patrick Egan, project manager of VEI, told the kids the value of sanitation to prevent germs from spreading.

MCWD and VEI chose Inayawan Elementary School being one of the beneficiaries of the water supply project.

MCWD and VEI will spend P15.8 million for the expansion projects in Lower Greyhound in Kinasang-an, Jansen, in Basak-San Nicolas and Villa Pacita in Inayawan.

The projects are part of The Netherland’s $8 million (P376 million) five-year private-public partnership water supply project that will benefit the lives of 80,000 people in Metro Cebu.

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency, through its Sustainable Water Fund (FDW), is funding 55 percent or P208 million of the pro-poor water supply project.

Aside from the P208-million FDW grant, MCWD will contribute more than P112 million while VEI and the Red Cross will give P56 million as counterpart.

Miss Myrna Firme, the school’s assistant principal, thanked MCWD for choosing their school because most of their children are from indigent families.

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