Manila Water Foundation (MWF), together with Ayala Foundation, Inc. (AFI) gave joy to 100 children at the Christian Mission Service Philippines (CMSP) Children’s Village where an inauguration ceremony took place to mark the turnover of a 5-faucet hygiene facility under the Foundation’s Lingap program and the rehabilitation of 6 artesian wells under MWF’s Ahon Tubig program on July 6 at Naic, Cavite.
To help sustain the children’s learning from the event about proper hygiene, MWF also donated books and hygiene kits after a short hygiene education session.
CMSP staff and children were overwhelmed with joy now that they can use a new hygiene facility and clean artesian wells. According to Rosario M. Salvani, Center Supervisor of CMSP Children’s Village, “Overwhelming, and very thankful, and grateful kame sa Manila Water Foundation. I think very helpful sya and talagang maa- appreciate sya ng mga kids, kasi before, specially sa mga deep wells, sa mga paglalaba nila, medyo mahirap specially pag maaraw, umuulan. Tapos ngayun mas pinaganda pa s’ya, so mas mai-inspire yung mga bata sa kanilang mga daily task specially sa paglalaba.” (We are overwhelmed, thankful, and grateful to Manila Water Foundation. The facilities are very helpful and would really be appreciated by the kids because before, they had a difficult time using the deep wells for washing their clothes under the heat of the sun or whenever it rains. Now, you even made them more beautiful so the kids will be even more inspired to do their daily tasks, especially their laundry.)
The inauguration was attended by Dinah U. Macaranas, CMSP Executive Director; Atty. Ester Saldivar, CMSP Board Member; Pastor Keith Quebral, CMSP Assistant Director; Joanna O. Duarte, Senior Director for Social Development of AFI; and Reginald M. Andal, Executive Director of MWF.
CMSP is a child caring, non-government organization which caters to abandoned, neglected and needy children aged 4 to 18 years old.