QUEZON CITY, February 3 (PIA) — The Regional Sub-Committee on the Welfare of Children (RSCWC)- Mimaropa will launch on Thursday a dental hygiene campaign for children in indigenous communities and child development centers in Mimaropa’s geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDA).
RSCWC, chaired by the Department of Social Welfare and Development-Mimaropa, is a policy-making on children’s welfare and a coordinating entity in all child-related programs and activities of regional line agencies and local governments.
The lauching will be held during the first day of the Children’s Caravan in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro.
Dubbed as ” Sepilyo Mo, Sagot Ko para sa Ngiting Aprubado,” the campaign hopes to collection 100, 000 dental hygiene kits (tooth brushes and tooth pastes) and achieve the same level of success of the 1-Million Lapis campaign last year.
The launching of Sepilyo Campaign coincided with the national observance of Dental Health month this February.
The DSWD led RSCWC will likewise coordinate with partners in the local governments, Early Childhood Care Development and the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program strengthen oral health care in the city-municipal health programs curriculum and family development session.
Drop boxes will be placed in Social Welfare and Development Ofices and in the areas of RSCWC member agencies.
Offices in the private sector are likewise encouraged to put up drop boxes for dental hygiene kits.
Deadline for the donations will be on October 27; the distribution is scheduled on November this year. (LP/PIA-Mimaropa)