Mandated to protect our water resources, the Metropolitan Naga Water District (MNWD) in partnership with the Rotary Club of Naga spearhead Water Conservation and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Caravan 2018.
The first stop of the caravan was at the Calauag Elementary School in Naga City last August 1, 2018, followed by the elementary schools of Balatas and Teodora Mosco on August 3 and 7, respectively.
Suffice to say, the MNWD caravan team received the warmest welcome from the pupils as well as, sincere greetings from the faculty members and school heads.
Primarily set to provide a solution to the global and domestic challenges on Water Conservation and WASH through education, the program is composed of two parts.
The first part entailed a discourse about MNWD as an organization, importance of watershed and water conservation including practical ways to save water.
Meanwhile, the second part demonstrated the preventive interventions such as proper hand washing with soap and brushing of the teeth with fluoride toothpaste which the pupils excitedly volunteered to do.
The team distributed bath soaps, toothpastes, and toothbrushes to ensure that the pupils maintain proper hygiene in school.
Present at the kick-off event were the members of the MNWD Board of Directors Monina Lily A. Claveria who gave a sound introduction about WASH and Mike R. Pauig, who is also the Rotary Club of Naga WASH Project Chairperson.
Moreover, the event will run for the remainder of 2018 in 14 public schools within the MNWD’s service area.
The caravan is a continuation of the initial program of MNWD which started in 2017. This year’s partnership of the Rotary Club of Naga in the program envisions a promising direction and more enabling results towards the attainment of a sustainable environment and an empowered community.
(Auria S. Gonzales)