Macau, October 11, 2018 – In response to the annual “Global Handwashing Day” on October 15, 50 WE (Wynn Employees) volunteers joined representatives from Clean The World Asia (CTW) to promote disease prevention and to share basic anti-bacteria knowledge with over 100 students at Concordia School for Special Education and Fu Luen School, teaching them proper handwashing steps and raising health awareness. Guests attending the officiating ceremony included Ms. Linda Chen, Vice Chairman and Executive Director of Wynn Macau, Limited, Ms. Gyneth Tan-Murphy, Managing Director of Clean the World Asia, Ms. Lam Mei Sio, Head of Division for Civic Education and Information at the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, Ms. Chan Soi Fan, Senior Technical Officer of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention at the Health Bureau, Ms. Wu Ka Man, Acting Head of Children and Youth Service Division at the Social Welfares Bureau, Ms. Lau Kam Ling, Vice President of the Women's General Association of Macau, Ms. Wang Dong, Director of Fu Luen School, Ms. Grace Lam, Director of Concordia School for Special Education, and Ms. Maurine Yeung, Senior Vice President of Human Resources of Wynn Macau.
To support the advocacy of handwashing with soap as part of global culture, Wynn partnered with CTW to organize activities for “Global Handwashing Day”, supported by the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, Health Bureau, Social Welfare Bureau, the Women’s General Association of Macau, Fu Luen School, and Concordia School for Special Education. 50 WE volunteers visited Concordia School for Special Education and Fu Luen School, together with volunteers from the IACM and Fu Luen School’s Parents Association. All participated in the Handwashing Day programs with the children, following the lead of CTW.
To raise awareness of the importance of personal hygiene and promote disease prevention among children, the WE Volunteer Team and representatives of CTW engaged children through mini drama performances and singing a handwashing song together to demonstrate proper handwashing steps. In addition, sharing knowledge on hygiene and interactive question-and-answer sessions helped to strengthen civil education for children in Macau, enhancing their understanding of the importance of handwashing to health. After the activities, CTW presented certificates to Wynn and the participating schools and supporting organizations, while guests of the event and WE volunteers distributed gift packs to students. These contained a fine handkerchief from Wynn and a bar of recycled soap provided by CTW, in order to encourage students to pay more attention to daily hygiene and wash their hands more frequently.
“Global Handwashing Day” is a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent hygiene related illness. Wynn has been collaborating with CTW on soap recycling program, as well as actively promoting healthy lifestyle information to the public via a variety of volunteering activities, helping to prevent disease. To date, Wynn has recycled over 18 metric tons of waste soap bars, contributing to the environment.