MWF, Insular Foundation help protect public school pupils from the COVID-19 through proper hygiene

Promoting proper hand hygiene as a first line of defense against COVID-19, League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) member and project sponsor, Insular Foundation turned over hygiene kits to public elementary pupils in Cebu City.

Under the LCFWinS: Lingap Eskwela sa Pandemya program, a total of 600 hygiene kits from Insular Foundation were given on November 26 to three public schools in Cebu City, namely Barrio Luz Elementary School, Hipodromo Elementary School, and Mabolo Elementary School. The kits contain washable face masks, soap, hand sanitizer, and oral hygiene products.

These are made possible through the partnership of Insular Foundation with the League of Corporate Foundations and its project implementer, Manila Water Foundation.

During the virtual ceremony, Teresita Melad, Program Manager of Insular Foundation, reiterated the importance of water access, sanitation, and hygiene as a a critical component to the development of our school system and community.

“In this pandemic, there is a heightened awareness among us on the importance of basic hygiene and handwashing with soap as the first line of defense against viral diseases such as [COVID-19],” she said. “That is why when LCF called out their members to collaborate in this initiative, we immediately heeded the call,” she added.

LCFWinS is a product of the collaboration of Corporations and Corporate Foundations in support to the WASH in Schools Program of the Department of Education. It also supports the Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan of the Department in this time of the Pandemic. LCFWinS is also aligned to one of the League of Corporate Foundation’s strategic pillars, Collective Impact, which is the ability to convene, participate, collaborate, and build partnerships among its members and other stakeholders toward addressing societal problems.