Manila Water opens World Water Day exhibit at UP Town Center
After the ceremony, the Manila Water Foundation and UP Town Center donated three WASHup Handwashing Stations to Balara Elementary school. The school also received copies of Manila Water Foundation’s WASH Storybook entitled, “May Tubig na si Tinay.”
The handwashing stations are part of Manila Water’s WASHup! WASHup! Campaign promoting this simple but effective personal hygiene practice.
The student-leaders were also treated to a mini LAKBAYAN session where they learned about the Manila Water’s water trail. LAKBAYAN is the company’s educational workshop, which aims to promote appreciation among students of the water trail—from water to wastewater treatment and its role in protecting the environment.
With the theme “The Future Deserves to be Real”, the exhibit features the water company’s commitment to ensure that future generations enjoy the beauty of nature. It also highlighted the company’s new water trail educational workshop program for teachers—SALiN-LAKBAYAN. In partnership with the Department of Education – National Capital Region, SALiN-LAKBAYAN program is designed for public school teachers in the East Zone of Metro Manila to fully appreciate the water trail.
The company is also taking part in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ exhibition for World Water Day at the Ninoy Aquino Park and Wildlife Center in Quezon City which runs from March 17 to 24. With the theme “Accelerating Change through Partnerships and Cooperation”, the exhibit features the efforts of DENR and its partners in the public and private sectors to achieve water security and sustainable development for Filipinos.