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September 2019

Healthier lifestyle for Cebu kids through Manila Water Foundation’s and P&G Philippines’ Lingap – Linis Lusog programs

"Naa koy bata na karon sa Grade 4 nga dugay na sigeng absent…and one of the reasons kay wala siya ka eskwela kay tungod sa mikrobyo. [I had a Grade 4 student who was always absent and he said that one of the reasons he got sick is because of microbes],” recalled Teacher Antonia Everdida of Cantumog Elementary School in Carmen, Cebu.

For Teacher Everdida, communicable diseases such as colds and flu affect children’s attendance in schools, thus decreases their opportunity to learn and perform.

Health in Our Hands for Bontoc Kids

Last week, 500 school children from Bontoc, Mountain Province learned about the seven steps to proper handwashing and received hygiene kits through MWF's Health in Our Hands program. Benefitting schools include Mountain Province SPED Center and Bontoc Central School.

ACES Awards names Manila Water Foundation as Asia’s Community Care Company of the Year

True to its mission in serving marginalized communities through water access, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), Manila Water Foundation (MWF), the social development arm of the Manila Water enterprise, bagged the Asia’s Community Care Company of the Year award, the top award for its category, at the Asia Corporate Excellence and Sustainability (ACES) Awards 2019.