UNICEF presented 1,500 hygiene kits, water tanks and COVID-19 supplies to Pohnpei State Government schools



October 30, 2020

CCKolonia, POHNPEI – The UNICEF Chief of Field Office in FSM, Mr. Cromwell Bacareza has handed over to the Pohnpei State Government school hygiene kits, water tanks and COVID-19 non-pharmaceutical supplies in a  brief ceremony held on Thursday October 29, 2020.

The 1,500 hygiene kits consisting of  soaps, tooth brushes, tooth bases, nail clippers, nail cutters, and hygiene pads will be distributed to schools in Pohnpei State and this is expected to further support children in these challenging times of COVID-19.

The five mother schools in Pohnpei to benefit from these hygiene kits supplies include Ohmine Elementary School; Sokehs Powe Elemetary School; Rohi Elementary School; Awak Elementary School; and Saladak Elementary School.

T.H. Reed B. Oliver, Governor of Pohnpei State praised the efforts of UNICEF in assisting with these essential supplies. He said, “I believe these hygiene kits will prepare our children with lifesaving skills to prevent diseases such as cholera.”

The Director, Department of Education, Mr. Stanley Este also stated, “good health is key to better education. Unicef has always been an important partner with the department and we will continue to work with them for many years to come in giving our children a better future.”

On his part, Mr. Bacareza, UNICEF Chief of Field Office in FSM reiterated UNICEF’s commitment to children by continuously making every effort to protect children and their families, empower young people and provide essential supplies for promoting health. He said, “UNICEF will ensure all the schools in Pohnpei, including the outer islands of Pohnpei receive these hygiene kits, water tanks and other supplies intended to keep children safe and protected.”

The hygiene kits and other supplies are expected to provide first and readily accessible responses to urgent needs of children and other beneficiaries.

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