Proper Handwashing Seminar

October 11, 2011, Tanza, Cavite - Rotary Club of Cavite Export Processing Zone led by Changemaker President Norma Valeroso conducted a seminar on Proper Handwashing at Tanza National Comprehensive High School courtesy of Ms. Ludette R. Lontoc, RN, a Health Education Promotion Officer from the Department of Health, Trece Martirez City.


The seminar was conducted in conjunction with the celebration of Global Handwashing Day on October 15th. Since its inception in 2008 which was designated as the International Year of Sanitation by the UN General Assembly Global Handwashing Day has been echoing and reinforcing the call for improved hygiene practices worldwide. Global Handwashing Day is the centerpiece of a week of activities that will mobilize millions of people across five continents to wash their hands with soap.

Launched by the Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing with Soap (PPPHW), the annual celebration of Global Handwashing Day is designed to:

  • Foster and support a global and local culture of handwashing with soap.

  • Shine a spotlight on the state of handwashing in each country.

  • Raise awareness about the benefits of handwashing with soap.

Attending the seminar were the Tanza Comprehensive National High School (TCNHS) students with the members of its faculty headed by Dra. Melania A. Mabanta, Principal of TCNHS. Rotary Club of CEPZ members led by CmP Norma, District Governor-Elect Maeng Mercado, PP Marni Sy, PP Gabe Trias and PP Roland Paita with members of the Rotaract Club of Cavite Economic Zone led by Vice President Vernon Cabuag, PP Ramil Modesto and Member Anthony Ortiz hosted the event. Ophardt Hygiene liquid soap dispensers were donated by Ingo Manufacturing Philippines, Inc., a locator at Cavite Economic Zone in Rosario, Cavite.


CmP Norma Valeroso and DGE Maeng Mercado with Ms. Ludette R. Lontoc from the Department of Health.




Dra. Melania A. Mabanta, Principal of TCNHS welcoming the participants.


CmP Norma introducing the resource speaker, Ms. Ludette R. Lontoc.


Ms. Ludette R. Lontoc talked on the proper way of handwashing.





Ms. Lontoc included a talk on the danger of Dengue and Smoking.




DGE Maeng's additional talk on the danger of smoking.


CmP Norma presenting the Plaque of Appreciation to Ms. Lontoc.


The actual demonstration on Proper Handwashing at the handwashing center donated by PP Marni Sy and PP Yvonne Nakazawa.





RAC CEZ Vice President Vernon Cabuag and PP Ramil Modesto trying out the proper way of handwashing.


A snack served by the faculty of TNCHS for the Rotaraians and guest.