Company promotes hygiene, safety

Education

AS humans, our health and safety is important, says LNG plant safety specialist Michael Davillier.
ExxonMobil PNG in recognising the importance of water, sanitation and hygiene (Wash) in schools and together with Mondiale, they built ablution facilities for schools near the LNG plant site.
These schools include Redscar High School along with Boera, Lealea and Papa primary schools.
The ablution block at each school has 10 new toilets and shower cubicles for male and female students to use.
Davillier said the need for this important infrastructure was identified through the company’s ongoing engagement with communities in which water and sanitation was a key focus area that needed intervention.
He said their priority area for community development support initiatives was in the health and education sectors.
“We hope to encourage students to practice hygienic behaviour with their families and communities which can control the spread of communicable diseases and reduce the incidence of such illness”, he said.
Redscar head teacher Jerry Kabugla said hygiene was a health concern as the existing toilet facilities have deteriorated and were in unhygienic conditions.
“The new ablution block will improve the standard of hygiene and the school is doing awareness on how best students can use the facilities so that it can be safe and usable in the long run.”
Davillier said ExxonMobil would continue to work with communities along its plant site to improve the health and education of the children as well as deliver services that would have long-term effect to improve the lives of the people living on those communities.
He also urged the community to take care of the facilities.

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