LCP Nelben Monterubio
The Rotary Club of Pasay West has undertaken its District Grants Project last October 14 at Juan Sumulong Elementary School by distributing the 20 Fogging Machines, Fogging Solutions and Air Purifiers to the teachers to be used in sanitizing tables, chairs, teaching materials and modules for the school year 2021-2022. PP Arwin Serrano (TRF Chairman) and LCP Nelben Monterubio led the simple distribution program which would help in the fight against COVID-19 and in the maintenance of cleanliness, hygiene, sanitation and uptake of health protocols. The Areas of Focus addressed by this project are Disease Prevention and Control, Economic and Community Development, Maternal and Child Health and Hygiene and Sanitation.
Fogging is seen as being safe and effective at reducing airborne contaminants and disinfecting horizontal surfaces. We chose the fogging machines as our service project because we wanted the safest environment for the learners and teachers. This is to protect the employees from harm in their place of work and also to consider what can enter a place of work in terms of emissions into the atmosphere, such as the unseen virus.
These pandemic-challenged teachers do their task while at the same time should keep themselves safe from COVID-19. There are 2,266 learners and 61 teachers that will benefit from the said project. While face-to-face is not yet possible, these machines can be used during the distribution and retrieval of Self-Learning Modules wherein parents or guardians are asked to come to school. Likewise it is for other events which may have physical interactions with parents and other stakeholders and soon to be face-to-face classes. It can lessen the chance of getting infected of COVID-19 for students, teachers and parents.
The Rotary Club of Pasay West is a long-time partner of Juan Sumulong Elementary. The school is grateful for the club’s continued support and humanitarian services to make a difference in the lives of the learners and to the community where they adopted.