Join The #1MCleanToilets Movement + Help Solve Global Toilet Sanitation Problem

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This figure is according to a survey conducted by the World Health Organization {WHO}. Children around the world miss this much number of school days each year, that is equivalent to all grade school and high school classrooms in the Philippines being empty for one month! And the culprit for these missed school days you ask? Yes, diseases caused by poor sanitation and hygiene practices, including using unsanitary toilets. It it extremely unfortunate that these sanitation-related concerns get in the way of children’s learning and ultimately in improving the quality of their lives. I for one would never want illnesses to get in the way of the little man’s learning or in my family’s precious bonding time.

There are a number of illnesses we can acquire from toilet sanitation, including diarrhoeal disease and parasitic worm infections that can lead to nutritional deficiencies, physical and mental stunting, and even death. And it is sad to know that millions of children in rural communities and urban households nationwide are exposed to these health problems everyday by using dirty toilets populated by disease-carrying germs.

So what to do to help solve global sanitation problem?

The simple act of proper toilet sanitation goes a long way in protecting our children and families from disease-causing germs. And, yes, more often than not, ordinary laundry bleach is not enough to kill all toilet germs and sanitize our toilets at home. A clean-looking toilet may just be reeking with germs and bacteria and we need a germ-kill expert with proven efficacy in eliminating bacteria, that is why it is a wise and practical move to sanitize our toilets with Domex.

World Toilet Day and One Million Clean Toilets Movement

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We celebrate the World Toilet Day on 13 November, and for the past 3 years now, Unilever Philippines’ Domex has been working with UNICEF and PPHA to champion the One Million Clean Toilets Movement, an advocacy program aiming to educate Filipinos about proper toilet hygiene and the need to sanitized household toilets in order to keep our families healthy and safe.

You can also lend a hand in the One Million Clean Toilets Movement and join the fight against disease causing germs to save lives, one toilet at a time, not only by making sure you have a sanitized toilet at home, but also by spreading the word about it. I urge you to watch this eye-opening video and share it to your families and friends, to help spread awareness on the dangers of un-sanitized toilets.

For more information about the One Million Clean Toilets Movement, and to learn more about Domex and how to keep your home germ-free, visit the Domex Philippines Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/DomexPhilippines/  or search for the hashtag #1MCleanToilets in your social media pages.

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An Interesting Infographic On Literacy

Literacy changes the world. 

Today we celebrate the International Literacy Day and it was rather timely that I have stumbled upon this infographic on Global Literacy. Literacy is indeed everyone’s concern, and whether we are professionals, homemakers and mums, or students, we ought to take part in raising awareness about literacy {or lack thereof}, and ultimately lend a hand in raising the literacy rate around the globe.

Here are some interesting facts about global literacy put together by our friends from Grammarly that I thought everyone should be aware of. Do feel free to share on your blogs or social media pages and do your small part in being part of the solution to achieve improvement in literacy around the world. Thanks!  😀 

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Coca-Cola Philippines Launched Minute Maid Nurisha

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Hon. Kit Belmonte, 6th District Representative of Quezon City, Dr. Helen Grace Go, Division Superintendent of the Division of City Schools, Dr. Arsenio Honrejas, Jr., Prinicipal of Sauyo Elementary school receive a certificate of Donation of Minute Maid Nurisha, a great tasting orange flavoured juice drink that helps sustainably address Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) and other micronutrient deficiencies found in school aged-children from Diego Granizo, President and General Manager of Coca-Cola Philippines, Cecile Alcantara, President of the Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, Inc., and Adel Tamano, Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications, Coca-Cola Philippines.

Minute Maid, a subsidiary brand of The Coca-Cola Company, recently launched ‘Minute Maid Nurisha,’ a great tasting, orange-flavored, micronutrient-fortified juice drink to help sustainably address Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) and micronutrient deficiencies among school-aged Filipino children at Sauyo Elementary School in Quezon City.

In a recent program partnership agreement signed with the Office of Congressman Kit Belmonte and with the support of the Office of the Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, and the DepEd Division of City Schools, Coca-Cola Philippines commits to provide 3,500 school children in the 6th District of Quezon City. Through the Minute Maid Nurisha Supplementary Program, Coca-Cola Philippines aims to help improve the health and well-being of school children.

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About 300 students of Sauyo Elementary School in the 6th District of Quezon City actively participate as Coca-Cola Philippines launch Minute Maid Nurisha – a great tasting, orange flavoured juice drink that helps sustainably address Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) and other micronutirent deficiencies that are often prevalent in Filipino school-aged children.

Since 2005, Coca-Cola Philippines has worked with the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) of the Department of Science and Technology to develop a beverage that will help alleviate Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) through the NutriJuice Program. The efficacy study conducted in 2006 has yielded very positive results among children suffering from IDA. 

This year, Coca-Cola expanded the partnership with FNRI to develop a wider spectrum beverage product that will not only help address IDA but also the overall micronutrient deficiencies among school children through the Minute Maid Nurisha Supplementary Program. Using the fruit and nature expertise of the Minute Maid brand, Coca-Cola with FNRI developed a new clinically proven orange-juice drink that helps deliver 14 key nutrients to address common nutrient gaps in a child’s diet. Minute Maid Nurisha is given to school children ages 6 to 9 for free for a period of 120 days. 

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