Unilab Ideas Positive 2011 – The Cloud++ Project
Unilab Ideas Positive wishes to generate ideas that can be turned into tangible programs to promote community health and wellness.
The idea-generation competition seeks social marketing initiatives that address community issues like hygiene and sanitation, nutrition, disease prevention and intervention, and environmental care and protection.
Unilab has tapped the youth in its advocacy for a healthier Philippines in the belief that concerns are better addressed, and goals easier to achieve, when people work together, guided by the Bayananihan spirit.
Images taken from UIP Facebook Page:
Last Sept. 17, 2011, the five (5) Finalists for UIP 2011:
(1) High5 Team – Anti-TB campaign;
(2) Team AweEights – Eco Human Waste Management;
(3) KaBaLiKat – Hito (Catfish) raising;
(4) Team SEND – organic Fertilizer;
(5) PHATA Team – promote health and wellness.
presented their projects at the Unilab Bayanihan Center at Mandaluyong, to vie for the top 3 spots (grand prize = P100,000 seedmoney; 2 runners-up = P75,000 seedmoney each).
I’m delighted to inform you that the group I’m advising –Team AweEights– bagged one of the two runners-up awards, to receive the P75K seedmoney to implement our Cloud++ Project! 🙂
Cloud++ Project is an Ecological Sanitation (EcoSan) cum Rainwater Catchment System that will be designed and executed for the benefit Pook DAANG TUBO in Quezon City (belonging to U.P. Parish of the Holy Sacrifice).
Pook Daang Tubo (Barangay Loyola Heights, Quezon City) is home to more than 1,400 families. But most of these homes are nowhere near like ours. No toilets, no kitchen sinks, no faucets even. A house without water within reach barely makes a home. Presumably the dwellers dream of a cleaner, healthier home so they could live better, more productive lives. They dream of more water, cheaper water at least.
The Cloud++ Project will help us and our friends build a rainwater catching system that will augment our community’s water supply and will provide facilities for proper waste disposal. We will develop the system and teach our community principles of proper hygiene and sanitation. We will engage partners and initiate linkages to expand the program to benefit nearby communities.
The Cloud++ Project is an awesome dream that counts on the true Bayanihan spirit to create for our friends at Daang Tubo a real experience of worth. Wanna join us in making this dream a reality for Daang Tubo residents? Drop us a line at the Project’s Facebook Page.
[This blog shall be updated as our project implementation progresses…]
PARENTS’ HEALTH & SANITATION SEMINAR,
30 September 2012
Delaney Hall, U.P. Parish of the Holy Sacrifice
Prof. Joanne Bantang (U.P. College of Home Economics) talks about food safety, wise buying, and how to keep families healthy by preparing food properly. This is the first of many installlments of parents’ health and sanitation semianars intended to complement the children’s health and sanitation seminar.