West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) donated cleaning and hygiene supplies and face masks to 70 public schools within Metro Manila and Cavite province in support of the Brigada Eskwela 2021 program of the Department of Education (DepEd). The photo shows Maynilad turning over liquid hand soaps, disinfectants and repurposed buckets to the DepEd Schools Division Office in Las Piñas City.
Besides the distribution of 1,400 one-gallon bottles of liquid hand soaps and disinfectants, and 800 buckets to various schools, the water company also donated 4,600 washable face masks for the use of the faculty and other school personnel. This year, Maynilad is also installing 57 modular handwashing stations in health facilities and West Zone schools that serve as COVID-19 vaccination hubs. Maynilad has been an active partner of DepEd in its yearly Brigada Eskwela program for 12 years now. Through its own ginhaW.A.S.H. (water, sanitation and health) program, Maynilad donates drink-wash stations and refurbishes water and sanitation facilities in schools to promote good health and proper hygiene, benefitting more than 142,000 students in 491 schools since 2008.