Hope for the Nations to implement WaSH in Day Care Center in Zambo PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 13:37

Hope for the Nations Philippines is all set to implement the WaSH in Day Care Centers (WaSH) in Zamboanga City after ordering hygiene kits for two day care centers that will benefit 140 day care school children.

The WaSH in Day Care is an intersectoral public health program that wishes to address dental carries, worm infection and malnutrition in Zamboanga City.

Based in Canada, Hope for the Nations is present in 21 countries. In the Philippines, its head office is based in Davao City and with field office in Zamboanga.  The Non-Government Organization has partnered with the City Social Welfare Development Office (CSWDO) and City Health Office (CHO) to implement WaSH in Day Care Center.

Hope for the Nations Executive Director Tancho Baes visited two day care centers in Zamboanga yesterday to notify the day care centers that the hygiene kits will arrive this week so children can practice daily group toothbrushing, daily group handwashing and twice a year deworming.

The WaSH in Day Care Center will introduce daily group handwashing, daily group toothbrushing and twice a year deworming that will be held in Day Care Centers where children aged 3-4 are being molded to prepare for preparatory or elementary schools.

During the visit of Hope for the Nations to Zamboanga, a number of social workers and barangay officials from poverty-stricken barangays also went to discuss with Hope for the nations Representatives if they can also introduce the WaSH in Day Care in their respective barangays.

Baes said, the vision of Hope for the Nations is to transform children at risk to become children of change.

“We do not want only to introduce the WaSH in Day Care Centers in Zamboanga but we hope to introduce this WaSH governance in Davao and Cotabato as well,” Baes added.

Hope for the Nations has also partnered with Western Mindanao State University to provide social workers interns to the adopted Day care centers of Hope for the Nations. — Noel Tarrazona