PrimeWater activates partnership with stakeholders for WASHEd

PrimeWater Dasmariñas, working alongside Masy Consultants and the Department of Education Dasmariñas, took a significant step to address the pressing issues of a non-standardized learning curriculum and critical gaps in the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) infrastructure within the Schools Division of Dasmariñas. 

Made possible through support from UNICEF USA, the Department of Education (DepEd) Central Office, ASEAN Foundation, and Maybank Foundation, the collaborative effort resulted in a 2-week Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Education (WASHEd) program, held from July 28 to August 8. 

As part of WASHEd, 12 chosen schools with at least three participating teachers, including the Principal or WinS focal point, received donated handwashing stations to promote better hygiene practices. Nudge kits, containing educational materials, were also provided to schools to encourage positive hygiene behaviors in key areas like classrooms and restrooms. 

To ensure a lasting impact, teachers who took part received one year of free access to premium content on the upcoming WASHEd Learning Portal. This benefit extended to 37,243 students, ensuring they stay informed about the latest best practices in water, sanitation, and hygiene education. 

The WASHEd program aligns with PrimeWater’s corporate social responsibility initiative, Daloy ng Paglingap, which covers three main components: Lingap Karunungan, focusing on sharing water-related knowledge with the community; Lingap Kalikasan, seen in the recycling of old water containers; and Lingap Bukas Palad, which involves providing handwashing units to schools.