Maynilad to install more drink-wash stations in 50 public schools
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) said it is installing drink-wash stations in 50 public schools this year through its Lingkod Eskwela Program, a move that will benefit some 120,000 elementary and high school students.
Lingkod Eskwela is Maynilad’s flagship corporate social responsibility (CSR) program that provides drink-wash facilities and refurbishes water and sanitation facilities in public schools. It aims to promote good health through proper hygiene among students.
“Convenient access to potable water is essential for schoolchildren to avoid getting illnesses brought by drinking unclean water. When we prevent water-borne diseases, students won’t have to skip school days, and miss out on the knowledge and opportunities that can lead them toward a brighter future,” Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez said.
Since Lingkod Eskwela was launched in 2008, about 1.2 million students in 441 schools have already benefitted from improved water access and better sanitation facilities through the program.
This year’s Lingkod Eskwela kicked off with the inauguration of a drink-wash station in Buhay na Tubig Elementary School in Imus City, Cavite, which has more than 2,000 students.