A WORLDWIDE FOUNDATION

“ALLOWING YOUNG GENERATIONS TO ADOPT GOOD HYGIENE PRACTICES, NO RISKS TO PUBLIC HEALTH AND A CONTRIBUTION TO A HEALTHY FUTURE “


Vision

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.

Mission

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.

Partnership

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.
The project

The Foundation is supporting the Training of Liberian Teachers in over 300 schools, and consequently to create youth awareness, with the rules and personal hygiene practices that can save a great number of lives.

The ORAPI Hygiene foundation has established the objective to train over 80,000 teachers and students over the next 3 years.

The official signature of the partnership between UNESCO and the ORAPI Hygiene Foundation took place on Wednesday, 2 December 2015, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris in the presence of Mr Jean-Yves Le Saux, Director of the Program and Budget Division, Of the Health and Global Education Section. Mr William Allen, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Liberia, Ambassador of Liberia to France, who was unable to be present for signature (retained at COP21) received a few days after the members of the Foundation.

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