14 February 2013
EHCP helps pupils of Kapatagan Elementary School develop hygiene habits that they can perform on their own at home and in school.
For school head Eunice Rojas of Kapatagan Elementary School, the Essential Health Care Program (EHCP) is more than just the Department of Education's flagship school-based hygiene program. It is also a program that her schoolchildren can do on their own, as shared by parents during community assemblies. Parents have witnessed their children singing the birthday song repeatedly while washing hands at home.
Rojas made this announcement during an EHCP Teacher's Orientation organized by DepEd Division of Zamboanga del Sur and Fit for School, a non-government organization supporting DepEd in implementing EHCP in Vincenzo Sagun Municipality.