Tuesday, March 5, 2024

San Vicente Elementary School in Angono Receives New Handwashing Facility from Uniqlo and SM Foundation

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San Vicente Elementary School in Angono Receives New Handwashing Facility from Uniqlo and SM Foundation

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UNIQLO Philippines, together with SM Foundation, recently turned over new handwashing facilities at San Vicente Elementary School in Angono, Rizal as part of their Balik Eskwela Program, which advocates for access to proper hygiene facilities for schools and was done in 10 other sites nationwide.
Pupils of San Vicente Elementary School in Angono, Rizal now enjoy the convenience of the newly-built handwashing facility at their school courtesy of Uniqlo Philippines and SM Foundation
The 9-faucet handwashing area is in addition to the existing facility the school has. The added facilities encourage students to continually observe a handwashing habit, such as before or after breaks and physical activities.
Grade 5 student Judy B. Melgar won the top prize in the contest with his river-cleaning themed art piece at their school’s entrance walkway
Apart from the facility handover, a mural painting contest awarding ceremony was held for the winners. Grade 5 student Judy B. Melgar won the top prize in the contest with his river-cleaning themed art piece. His winning artwork was made into a mural at the school’s entrance walkway.
SM Supermalls Assistant Vice President for Operations John Brian Ternate (left) and Regional Operations Manager Cid Victoria (right) leads the ribbon cutting ceremony to inaugurate the new handwashing area at San Vicente Elementary School in Angono. Joining them is School Principal Imelda Policarpio (center).
Joining the simple ceremony are SM Supermalls AVP for Operations John Brian Ternate, Regional Operations Manager Cid Victoria, SM Center Angono Assistant Mall Manager Paolo Gunao, SM Foundation Outreach Programs Project Supervisor Shiela Marie Bahoy and the employee volunteers of SM Center Angono.
The newly-installed 9-faucet handwashing area at San Vicente Elementary School donated by Uniqlo and SM Foundation
“Nagpapasalamat po ako sa Uniqlo, sa SM Center Angono sa kanila pong project na ginawa ngayon sa school namin. Napakalaking opportunity po ang ibinigay nyo po sa amin para maipakita po ng mga bata namin ang kanilang kakayahan sa pagpipinta. Ganun din po awareness na din po sa mga bata to save our planet. Kung ano po ang maitutulong nila para po makatulong sa kalinisan at sa ikagaganda pa ng ating planeta. Maraming, maraming Salamat,” said San Vicente Elementary School teacher Ms. Elenita Rabaja.
The Balik-Eskwela project is a joint program of Uniqlo and SM Foundation together with SM Supermalls.