A WORLDWIDE FOUNDATION
“ALLOWING YOUNG GENERATIONS TO ADOPT GOOD HYGIENE PRACTICES, NO RISKS TO PUBLIC HEALTH AND A CONTRIBUTION TO A HEALTHY FUTURE “
ORAPI the French leader of consumable for Professional Hygiene & Industrial Maintenance, founded in 1968 and chaired by Guy Chifflot, launches its Hygiene Corporate Foundation.
Present on five continents, the group has witnessed the increasingly prominent role of changing hygiene and public health requirements, has begun to reflect on its role and commitments within the civil society.
The Foundation was born out of the clear desire to actively participate in children’s prevention against contagious diseases and epidemics risks by promoting a good personal hygiene habits and to establish the rules of hygiene practices.
To allow young generations to adopt a good personal hygiene practices in the face of public health risks and a contribution to a healthy future.
The ORAPI Hygiene Foundation has action in France (risks binding against epidemics like the flu) and abroad, especially in Africa which is facing serious epidemics such as the Ebola virus.
The ORAPI Hygiene Foundation has signed a partnership with UNESCO to support a three-year training program in 300 schools in Liberia.
Although the Ebola virus seems to be virtually eradicated in the country, there are still a few isolated cases in the neighboring countries which have not been completely eradicated.
UNESCO and local authorities have planned to carryout major actions over the coming two years:
- Train and develop local radio announcers to broadcast health & personal hygiene messages.
- Train 850 civil society organizations staffs, local leaders, teachers, religious as well as youth leaders.
- Provide health education materials and to set-up hygiene rules in three districts.
- Train teachers to utilise these materials in more than 300 schools in the counties of Montserrado, Bong and Nimba.
- Create 10 school health clubs in each district.
- Integrate Ebola and other topics such as hygiene, puberty, in the school health curriculum.
- Incorporating elements in teacher trainings.
A FIRST OPERATION SUCCESSFULLY CARRIED OUT IN CAMBODIA
The ORAPI Hygiene Foundation provided the team of Enfants du Mékong volunteers, called “Bamboos”, on a mission in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, with “I know how to wash my hands” fortune tellers translated into Khmer language during an operation conducted by the Foundation in Cambodia with the Hagopig association.
The local team then organized an educational activity for the children on the theme of hygiene to teach them to adopt the right actions.
The activity started with a large rubbish collection at the school to raise children’s awareness of waste treatment. Then, to teach them that after touching dirty things, you have to wash your hands, the teaching team proposed a cleaning workshop with a strong emphasis on the steps to take to ensure proper hand washing. To accompany this learning and make it fun, each child was given a paper fortune teller, to their greatest joy.
A first step in a great adventure for the ORAPI Hygiene Foundation and Enfants du Mékong in Southeast Asia!
HAPPENING IN SINGAPORE & MALAYSIA
ORAPI makes a valuable donation to a Clinic in Kuala Lumpur.
With the aim of supporting the fight against COVID-19, ORAPI Malaysia donated Hydroalcoholic Hand Sanitizers and Disinfectants to Klinik Kesihatan Pandamaran in Selangor. The clinic was handed 60 boxes of Hand Sanitizers and 150 Liters of Disinfectants in order to provide the best possible hygiene conditions to patients and doctors.
“As a responsible company, we know that assistance in such difficult situation is of great importance and we believe that our donation to Klinik Kesihatan Pandamaran will be and incentive for others, as every type of assistance is currently very valuable, ORAPI Malaysia said.
ORAPI will continue to help those most in need, and as health care facilities are currently most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, they are definitely on the priority list.
Our heartfelt thanks.
Everyone at ORAPI appreciate our frontline workers in all industries, especially now during COVID-19.
ORAPI ASIA marks the day by donating 6000 bottles of hand sanitizers – Manekline Gel, to Singapore’s communities to help needy families keep good hands hygiene in situations where there is no soap and water.