Retailer’s adopted schools get liquid hand wash thanks to tie-up

  • Metro News
  • Thursday, 13 Feb 2020

Proper handwashing can help ensure that children maintain good hygiene in the midst of this outbreak, says Azliza.

GOOD hand hygiene is very important to stop the spread of viral diseases. This is especially so now, when there are growing concerns over the coronavirus outbreak globally.

In view of this, Tesco Stores (M) Sdn Bhd has teamed up with antibacterial soap manufacturer Lifebuoy to provide all 63 of Tesco’s adopted schools with liquid hand wash.

Though the two companies have partnered before to teach schoolchildren the benefits of proper hand hygiene, this is the first time the exercise is being done in direct response to the threat of viral illnesses.

“At Tesco, we believe in positively impacting the communities that we are in and we have done this through our many corporate social responsibility engagements,” said Tesco corporate services director Azliza Azmel.

“This partnership with Lifebuoy, where 190 cartons of liquid hand wash are collectively sponsored for all our 63 adopted schools, is very important as when coupled with proper handwashing techniques, it can help ensure that our children maintain good hygiene in the case of a viral outbreak.”

The Health Ministry recommends that everyday preventive actions such as proper handwashing with soap and water is still

key to preventing viruses from spreading.

Spearheaded by the Pintar Foundation, the Tesco School Adoption Programme is a public-private partnership project where corporations adopt schools with the aim of improving the educational outcome of the students.

Tesco began collaborating with Pintar in 2016 and has so far adopted 63 schools across Peninsular Malaysia encompassing some 57,000 students.

SK Taman Midah 2 headmaster Mohd Faisal Mohd Salih expressed gratitude for the contribution of the liquid hand wash.

“I am very grateful to be part of the Tesco School Adoption Programme as my pupils have been able to reap many benefits along the way, from the smart consumerism programme such as the Junior Smart Shopper and the most recent, Beg Terus Senyum programme where our underprivileged pupils were given back-to-school necessities.

“Through Tesco, Lifebuoy have also stepped in by providing liquid hand wash to keep the pupils safe and healthy during this time. It is my hope that more corporations will step in and help out the pupils where needed,” Faisal added.

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