MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Procter & Gamble’s Safeguard, Manila Water Foundation, and the DepEd School District representatives gathered last May 9, 2022 in Microtel by Wyndham Hotel in Quezon City to take the SAFEwash Movement to new heights. Present in the turnover event were Jeune San Juan from P&G Safeguard, the Manila Water Foundation representatives led by Reginald Andal, and DepEd School Division Heads from the 17 partner locations.
The event is Safeguard and Manila Water Foundation’s way of further strengthening the SAFEwash Movement’s goal – to protect the future of the Philippines by protecting the teachers who hone it. On top of donating for pilot face-to-face classes, Safeguard Philippines donated PHP 5million more worth of hand soaps and sanitizers to partner schools.
In acknowledging teachers as frontliners, P&G Communications Leader Jeune San Juan said that “This time around, however, we realized that it’s about time to recognize the new frontliners as we open up the country once again. In line with our mission to help protect frontliners, we are also extending our support to our dearest educators, who are also frontliners in education and in many other ways.”
As school reopenings near, the attendees reviewed the safety guidelines and handwashing protocols that the schools will be implementing for the safety of the teachers, students, and the entire school community.
“We have placed priority in providing handwashing facilities to 285 schools across the country. With this, we are extending our support by providing 5 million worth of hygiene products as the classes start and schools are used for other national activities, so that teachers are safeguarded from infectious germs that can cause diseases,” says Jeune San Juan.
With active participation coming from the partner school districts and the continuous efforts of Safeguard, our SAFEwash Movement will push us closer to a safe reopening of schools so we can continue honing the future of the country.