Recognizing the role of proper hand hygiene to children’s health and development even beyond the pandemic, Teleperformance Philippines, through its corporate social responsibility arm Citizen of the World (COTW) Foundation, teamed up with Manila Water Foundation (MWF) to build a ten-faucet hand hygiene facility in Tanay National High School in Rizal.
This is a collaboration project made possible through the LCFWinS: Lingap Eskwela sa Pandemya, an initiative of the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF), in support to the WASH in Schools program of the Department of Education.
Last March 10, MWF and Teleperformance Philippines formally turned over the hygiene facility to the teachers and staff of Tanay National High School who frequent the school even at this time of the pandemic to prepare modules for distribution and parents who return the completed modules. The construction of the facility aims to help the school observe proper safety precautions. Strategically located beside the school’s main entrance and its toilet facility, this will benefit a total of 2,978 students, teachers, and non-teaching staff upon resumption of face-to-face classes.
Upholding health and safety above all, the handwashing facilities under the LCFWinS program can be operated by a pedal. There is a one-meter distance between faucets to observe physical distancing. Each facility is built with ten faucets with soap containers and installed with signages about COVID-19 precautionary measures, proper handwashing, and proper toothbrushing.
The turnover last March 10 is only one of WASH projects that Teleperformance Philippines funded. In November 2020, Teleperformance Philippines also donated 300 food packs to MWF’s Agapay program for the benefit of the families affected by Typhoon Ulysses.
The COTW Foundation aims to support and give essential aid to vulnerable sectors of society including chronically-ill children, orphans and abandoned elderly, and victims of calamities and natural disasters. It has successfully fostered the culture of employee volunteerism, as it partnered with various institutions promoting different advocacies.