Global Handwashing Day (GHD) is a campaign that encourages people from all over the world to wash their hands with soap and water to prevent diseases like diarrhea and pneumonia.
On its 5th year, Safeguard brings GHD to the students of Magallanes Elementary School in Davao.
“This year, Procter & Gamble Safeguard aims to help more children reach their 5th birthday. We continue to advocate the importance of handwashing with soap, especially after an often forgotten critical time for handwashing – after playtime,” shared Mr. Chad Sotelo, Country Marketing Manager for Safeguard.
Earlier in the afternoon, the kids of Magallanes Elementary School had fun playing Hiya Tigidig, Pass the Ball and Tayo’y Magtanim.
After the games, the children were reminded to wash their hands with soap and water. Handwashing is an effective and affordable way to keep kids away from potentially serious diseases.
In the Philippines, diarrhea and pneumonia are among the leading causes of death among children below 5 years old. Let us help more children reach their 5th birthday by promoting the simple act of handwashing with soap and water to kids at home, in school and in our respective communities.
Handwashing must be done at 5 critical times – before eating, before handling food, after using the toilet, after handling pets and after playtime.
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, as well as other leaders from the government, the Department of Education and partner institutions like UNICEF and Procter & Gamble Safeguard, also joined the Global Handwashing Day celebration in Magallanes Elementary School.