06 February 2013
KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, Feb 6 (PIA) -- Over 84,000 schoolchildren from the four towns of Cotabato province recently received hygiene kits from the provincial government, the Department of Education (DepEd) and non-government organization, Fit for School.
In ceremonies held on January 29, elementary pupils from M’lang and Kabacan towns received their hygiene kits, while kids from Antipas and Magpet received theirs on January 30.
Each hygiene kit contain toothpaste, toothbrush and soap.
Distribution of these hygiene kits is part of the Essential Health Care Program (EHCP) of the DepEd which is aimed at institutionalizing daily toothbrushing, daily handwashing and twice-a-year deworming among schoolchildren.