MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, October 22 (PIA) – Close to 15,000 school children received new set of hygiene kits for another cycle of supply distribution from the Essential Health Care Package Program (EHCP).
The EHCP is now on its fifth year of bringing basic supplies like toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, lice shampoo, lice comb, nail cutter, and deworming tablets for free to children in 70 day care centers and 55 public elementary schools province wide.
Fit For School Foundation originally introduced the program to the local government units in bid to familiarize the children with health-promoting values and habits, thereby increasing their academic performance.
Currently, the program is sustained by provincial government releasing P.7 million funding for the year.
Five outstanding EHCP implementing schools were also conferred awards during the in house review held early this month at the Camiguin Convention Center to include Binusaranan Elementary School, Mambajao Central School, Alangilan Intergrated School, Sagay Central School, and Maac Elementary School. (JCV/PIA)