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Lingap

PROGRAM GLANCE

  • Conceptualized in 2010 and was one of the first flagship programs of the Foundation

  • An infrastructure development program that builds drinking, handwashing, and toothbrushing facilities in public institutions such as schools and health centers

  • 149,281 individuals served nationwide

In the Philippines, the Department of Education recognizes the importance of water access, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in schools to attain the learning outcomes for children. This is aligned with one of the targets of the Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education, wherein schools should provide handwashing stations with clean water and soap to encourage staff and pupils to practice good handwashing habits.1 2 3

Committed to this advocacy, Manila Water Foundation has been implementing its Lingap program since 2010. Lingap is a flagship program that provides access to safe, potable water which students, teachers, staff and government employees can use in drinking, handwashing or toothbrushing in public institutions such as schools, health centers and city halls. Through Lingap, the Foundation was able to collaborate with corporate foundations, hygiene brands and non-government organizations to serve more individuals across the country.

Joining Hands Against Absenteeism

According to the Global Handwashing Partnership (2004), children miss a cumulative 272 million schooldays annually because of diarrhea and other communicable diseases.  Proper handwashing has been found to be an effective do-it-yourself vaccine to reduce school absenteeism that is caused by diarrhea, influenza and conjunctivitis by up to 50%.

One of Lingap’s biggest milestones in advancing proper handwashing and water access in schools was its partnership with consumer goods corporation and hygiene partner Procter & Gamble (P&G) Philippines. The collaboration was aptly named as the Lingap – Linis Lusog Kabataan (Care – Clean and Healthy Youth) project, providing 12 Lingap facilities in Taguig City, Zamboanga City, Davao City, and Cebu province.  P&G Philippines’s soap brand Safeguard also built 20 hygiene facilities in Antipolo City, Rizal. The donations came with hygiene kits; handwashing and toothbrushing posters and signages; as well as proper handwashing and toothbrushing lectures to sustain the efforts.

Cantumog Elementary School in Carmen, Cebu is one of the recipients of the Lingap - Linis Lusog Kabataan collaboration. One of its teachers, Antonia Everdida, recalled the challenges her pupils faced because of the lack of access to clean and potable water. "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,” she said in Cebuano. “We used to have very limited facilities, but now we are very grateful to have this. This is a big help for the school children,” she said in Filipino.

A Story of Hope

Majority of the Lingap facilities built in 2019 were in schools. One exception is the construction of the hygiene facilities in a children’s village. Recognizing the importance of proper hygiene in the growth and welfare of children, ABS-CBN Foundation tapped Manila Water Foundation to construct two five-faucet hygiene facilities at the Bantay Bata 163 Children’s Village. Intended to be used by 86 child residents, the facilities are located at the Village's playground and the basketball court to reiterate the importance of washing hands especially after playing.

Maria Cristina Pasion, Officer in Charge and Supervising Social Worker of Bantay Bata 163 Children's Village, mentioned that children go to the play areas every day from 3pm to 5pm. “The facility will provide them a conscious effort to wash their hands after playing and before eating snacks, which they can apply when they go back to their cottages.”

She also pointed out that the facilities help reiterate the proper handwashing habit. “Through the help of the Quezon City Social Services Department, children were rescued from the streets. The habit of taking care of their personal hygiene is one of the things that we teach at Children’s Village,” she said. “The donation helped in strengthening the Children’s Village’s preventive health program that aims to support the children’s personal hygiene. Because of this opportunity, we are able to instill these practices to them, particularly on handwashing and toothbrushing,” she added.

The Village not only provides shelter but also gives love and hope for rescued children.

These are just some of the notable collaborations that bore fruit in 2019. Overall, Lingap was able to provide accessible hygiene facilities to 149,281 individuals.

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PROGRAM STRIDES

No.

Institution

Location

Beneficiaries

Partner

 

1

Bait Elementary School 

Mansalay, Or. Mindoro

388 students

GMA Kapuso Foundation

2

Jacobo Z. Gonzales National High School

Biñan City, Laguna

5,400 students

ISM Students

Laguna AAAWater Corp. 

3

CMSP Children’s Village

Naic, Cavite

120 children

Ayala Foundation, Inc. 

4

Southville 5A Integrated Nat’l. High School

Biñan City, Laguna

2,578 students

Laguna AAAWater Corp.  

5

Jose A. Gallardo Sr. Elementary School

Pagsanjan, Laguna

235 students

6

Sampaloc Elementary School

518 students

7

Cantumog Elementary School

Carmen, Cebu

652 students

P&G Philippines

Cebu Manila Water Dev’t.

8

Cantumog National High School

1,236 students

9

Batangan Elementary School

General Nakar, Quezon

319 students

GMA Kapuso Foundation

10

Tudturan Elementary School

Infanta, Quezon

311 students

11

Liloan Central School

Liloan, Cebu

2,523 students

P&G Philippines

Cebu Manila Water Dev’t.

12

Longos Elementary School

Malolos City, Bulacan

614 students

Bulacan Aqua Estates

13

Zamboanga Central School - SPED Center 

Zamboanga City

1,317 students

P&G Philippines

Zamboanga Water Co.

14

Lunzuran Elementary School

3,089 students

15

Ramon F. Magsaysay Elementary School

Davao City

1,637 students

P&G Philippines

EW Mindanao RBA

16

T. Awad Echevarria Elementary School

1,356 students

17

Ricardo P. Cruz Elementary School

Taguig City

5,555 students

P&G Philippines

MWO Taguig - Pateros BA

18

Bagong Tanyag Elementary School

4,219 students

19

Upper Bicutan Elementary School

7,226 students

20

Bagong Nayon II Elementary School

Antipolo City, Rizal

6,665 students

Safeguard Philippines

MWO Rizal BA

21

Bagong Nayon IV Elementary School

3,756 students

22

Sta.Cruz Elementary School

9,120 students

23

Bagong Nayon I Elementary School

8,960 students

24

Dela Paz Elementary School

2,637 students

25

Dalig Elementary School

866 students

26

Isaias S. Tapales Elementary School

4,406 students

27

Nazarene Ville Elementary School

1,577 students

28

Cupang Elementary School

4,841 students

29

Peñafrancia Elementary School

4,936 students

30

Mambugan I Elementary School

4,090 students

31

Mambugan II Elementary School

1,134 students

32

Teofila Z. Rovero Elementary School

1,241 students

33

Knights of Columbus Elementary School

1,322 students

34

San Luis Elementary School

1,754 students

35

Juan Sumulong Elementary School

1,062 students

36

San Isidro Elementary School

4,713 students

37

Antipolo City SPED Center

323 students

38

Muntindilaw Elementary School

1,612 students

39

San Antonio Village Elementary School

2,935 students

40

BB163 Children’s Village

Norzagaray, Bulacan

86 kids

ABS-CBN Foundation

41

Putik Central School SPED Center

Zamboanga City

3,672 students

P&G Philippines

Zamboanga Water Co. 

42

Maa Elementary School

Davao City

3,798 students

P&G Philippines

EW Mindanao RBA

43

Mariano Marcos Memorial High School

Sta. Ana, Manila

3,180 students

MWO MakMan BA

44

Rizal High School

Pasig City

11,625 students

MWO Pasig BA

45

Ciriaco P. Tinga Elementary School

Taguig City

2,677 students

MWO Taguig - Pateros BA

46

Quezon City Hall

Quezon City

17,000 staff

MWO Quezon City BA

 

TOTAL

149,281 individuals

 

 

2019  
Bait Elementary School  Mansalay, Or. Mindoro
Jacobo Z. Gonzales National High School Biñan City, Laguna
CMSP Children’s Village Naic, Cavite
Southville 5A Integrated National High School Biñan City, Laguna
Jose A. Gallardo Sr. Elementary School Pagsanjan, Laguna
Sampaloc Elementary School Pagsanjan, Laguna
Cantumog Elementary School Carmen, Cebu
Cantumog National High School Carmen, Cebu
Batangan Elementary School General Nakar, Quezon
Tudturan Elementary School Infanta, Quezon
Liloan Central School Liloan, Cebu
Zamboanga Central School - SPED Center  Zamboanga City
Lunzuran Elementary School Zamboanga City
Ramon F. Magsaysay Elementary School Davao City
T. Awad Echevarria Elementary School Davao City
Ricardo P. Cruz Elementary School Taguig City
Bagong Tanyag Elementary School Taguig City
Upper Bicutan Elementary School Taguig City
Bagong Nayon II Elementary School Antipolo City, Rizal
Bagong Nayon IV Elementary School Antipolo City, Rizal
Sta.Cruz Elementary School Antipolo City, Rizal
Bagong Nayon I Elementary School Antipolo City, Rizal
Dela Paz Elementary School Antipolo City, Rizal
Dalig Elementary School Antipolo City, Rizal
Isaias S. Tapales Elementary School Antipolo City, Rizal
Nazarene Ville Elementary School Antipolo City, Rizal
Cupang Elementary School Antipolo City, Rizal
Peñafrancia Elementary School Antipolo City, Rizal
Mambugan I Elementary School Antipolo City, Rizal
Mambugan II Elementary School Antipolo City, Rizal
Teofila Z. Rovero Elementary School Antipolo City, Rizal
Knights of Columbus Elementary School Antipolo City, Rizal
San Luis Elementary School Antipolo City, Rizal
Juan Sumulong Elementary School Antipolo City, Rizal
San Isidro Elementary School Antipolo City, Rizal
Antipolo City SPED Center Antipolo City, Rizal
Muntindilaw Elementary School Antipolo City, Rizal
San Antonio Village Elementary School Antipolo City, Rizal
Bantay Bata 163 Children’s Village Norzagaray, Bulacan
Putik Central School SPED Center Zamboanga City
Maa Elementary School Davao City
Mariano Marcos Memorial High School Sta. Ana, Manila
Rizal High School Pasig City
Ciriaco P. Tinga Elementary School Taguig City
Quezon City Hall Quezon City
   
2018  
Don Jose National High School Sta. Rosa City, Laguna
Ambuetel Elementary School Calasiao, Pangasinan
Camp Bagong Amai Pakpak Elementary School Marawi City
Pendelonan Elementary School Marawi City
Yapak Birthing Place Yapak, Boracay
Sta. Lucia Chapel Manocmanoc, Boracay
Lumayang Elementary School Zamboanga City
Doyong Elementary School Calasiao, Pangasinan
Tahanan ng Pagmamahal Pasig City
 Binan Integrated National Highschool Sto. Domingo Binan, Laguna
   
2017  
Sitio Monicayo Clark, Pampanga
Ciriaco Tirol Hospital Ciriaco Tirol Hospital
Boracay, Malay, Aklan
Paco, Elem. School Obando, Bulacan
Sta. Rosa City Hall Sta. Rosa City Hall, Sta. Rosa Laguna
Pulong Sta. Cruz Elem. School Sta Rosa, Laguna
   
2016  
Airforce City Elementary School Clark, Pampanga
Felipe Calderon Elementary School Tanza, Cavite
Bacao Elementary School Gen. Trias, Cavite
Yapak High School Boracay, Aklan
Yapak Elementary School Boracay, Aklan
Balabag Elementary School Boracay, Aklan
Boracay National High School – Balabag Ext. Boracay, Aklan
Boracay National High School - Manocmanoc Ext. Boracay, Aklan
Manocmanoc Elementary School Boracay, Aklan
   
2015  
Caingin Elementary School Brgy. Caingin, Sta. Rosa, Laguna
Canlalay Elementary School Brgy. Canlalay, Binan, Laguna
Dila Elementary School Brgy. Dila, Sta. Rosa, Laguna
San Francisco Elementary School Brgy. San Francisco, Binan, Laguna
St. Francis National High School Brgy. San Francisco, Binan, Laguna
 Sto. Tomas Elementary School Brgy. Sto. Tomas, Binan, Laguna
Sto. Tomas Elementary School Brgy. Sto. Tomas, Binan, Laguna
 Loma Elementary School Brgy. Loma, Binan, Laguna
Mabuhay City Market Mabuhay City, Brgy. Mamatid, Cabuyao, Laguna
Air Force City Elementary School Clark, Pampanga
Southville Langkiwa Binan, Laguna
 San Roque Elementary School Naic, Cavite
   
2014  
Central 1 Elementary School Santa Rosa City, Laguna
Balibago Elementary School Santa Rosa City, Laguna
 Southville Elementary School Trece Martires, Cavite
Boracay Police Station Station 3, Boracay Island, Aklan
Cagban Jetty Port Cagban Jetty Port, Boracay Island, Aklan
D’ Mall D*Mall, Station 2, Boracay Island, Aklan
Boracay Command Post Station 2 Boracay Command Post, Station 2, Boracay Island, Aklan
Malaban Elementary School Binan, Laguna
 Dela Paz Elementary School Binan, Laguna
Ganado Elementary School Binan, Laguna
Niugan Elementary School Cabuyao, Laguna
San Vicente Elementary School Binan, Laguna
   

 

 

 

 

 


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