Domex aims to end poor sanitation starting in Philippine schools

Domex aims to end poor sanitation starting in Philippine schools

Domex announced its partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). They aim to provide access to usable, clean and safe toilets for 7 million Filipino school children by 2021.

#TogetherWeAreUnstoppable

Unilever team supporting the #TogetherWeAreUnstoppable campaign

The Unilever Team supporting the #TogetherWeAreUnstoppable campaign L-R: Rondell Torres, Lexi Tan, Josh Yeo, Apples Aberin, Ed Sunico, Lavin Gonzaga

The program formed part of the Domex #TogetherWeAreUnstoppable campaign. This aims to rally the nation to help win the war on poor sanitation in schools. As well as part of DepEd’s many efforts to improve school sanitation conditions through their Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Program (DepEd WinS).

“Domex believes a clean and safe school toilet is a right, not a privilege,” said Vanessa Ong, Marketing Director for Unilever Home Care. “Currently, 1 in 2 schools in the Philippines still do not follow national guidelines on sanitation. Through this landmark partnership, we join forces to achieve clean, safe, usable toilets for every Filipino child.”

Eskwelang Unstoppable Awards

Today, Domex also launched the inaugural Eskwelang Unstoppable Awards, an initiative to accelerate progress toward reaching national sanitation standards. They will encourage and reward all schools and division offices who will adopt the DepEd WinS program, making stepwise improvements in school sanitation. The award aims to promote good hygiene and sanitation habits. They will achieve this by reinforcing the importance of maintaining usable, clean and safe toilets in schools across the Philippines.

Unilever partners with DepEd for the #TogetherWeAreUnstoppable campaign

Unilever Vice President for Sustainable Business and Communications, Mr. Ed Sunico, handing School Divisions Superintendent, Ms. Dr. Maria Magdalena M. Lim, a token to represent the partnership of Unilever and DepEd for the #TogetherWeAreUnstoppable Campaign

“Through the Eskwelang Unstoppable Award we hope to recognize and reward schools that have greatly improved toilet sanitation conditions for their students and staff,” continued Ong. “We believe that keeping toilets clean and safe is a shared responsibility and want to rally everyone – from partners and parents, to janitors, staff and students – to join the movement and put an end to poor sanitation.” 

The Eskwelang Unstoppable Awards will culminate during World Toilet Day on November 19, 2020. The award will recognize the Best School Division. They will also include the Most Improved Schools from the winning division based on WinS star ratings. 

Join the Domex #TogetherWeAreUnstoppable movement to make a usable, clean and safe toilet a reality for every Filipino school children. Follow Domex Philippines Facebook page to find out how you can be involved.

Domex is available in all major retailers and e-commerce sites.

This is a press release distributed by Ogilvy

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