THE ROTARY Club of Metro Baguio (RCMB) joins in the observance of the Water & Sanitation Month this March. This is by implementing successive handwashing facilities projects for Lepanto Elementary School (LES) and Lepanto National High School (LNHS) in Mankayan, Benguet.
Dubbed “Malinis na kamay para sa Ligtas na Kalusugan,” construction works are now ongoing for the said projects, which started through a groundbreaking ceremony headed by RCMB President Jerry Chan with Rotarian Ervin Guerlan on March 3 for the elementary school and March 5 for the high school.
A 5-faucet handwashing facility with water tank reservoirs intended for LES. This is covered by a grant provided by the Rotary International District Fund through District Governor Jess Sama.
On the other hand, a 10-faucet handwash facility is being built for LNHS, which is made possible through the help of the members and officers of RCMB, Brandy Abeya, and other supporters for the said project.
“To promote public health, handwashing is one of the most effective ways to prevent transmission of disease, not just the coronavirus but also diarrhea, cholera and typhoid,” Chan said.
Chan added the target date of completion for the two projects is on March 25.
Through the years, RCMB has been focusing on programs and projects strengthening the ability of communities to develop, fund, and maintain sustainable water and sanitation systems; providing equitable community access to safe water, improved sanitation, and hygiene; and the like.
RCMB’s recent big accomplishment is the water pipe and water tank project benefiting the Kankanaey and Bago tribe including other residents of the far-flung community of Barangay Kadayacan, Maria Aurora in Aurora Province.
Water is life. May there be more communities that will be provided with water and sanitation projects with the help of RCMB and partners willing to lend a hand.
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