Celebrities, ambassadors show support to World Vision’s COVID-19 emergency response



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#Repost @bianxa 💦🙌🧼 • • • • • • Ang tamang paghugas ng kamay ay isa sa pinakamabisang paraan upang makaiwas sa #COVID19. We look forward to watching your videos! Tag us! Also, I’d like to encourage everyone to join us at @worldvisionphl as we are actively trying to raise funds so that we can send much-needed help to equip families by providing them supplies which they can use to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, please visit our website – wvph.co/COVID19 no HELP is too big or too small. Even the simplest form of giving assistance in times of need or distress, such as what we are all going through today, would mean so much to the WHOLE WORLD. 🌎 #WorldVisionPH #SafeHandsChallenge #OneForChildren #OneForCommunity

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World Vision ambassadors are using their online platforms to inform the public about the organization’s ongoing COVID-19 emergency response. By filming themselves and their families doing the #SafeHandsChallenge in accordance to the World Health Organization’s handwashing guidelines, celebrities Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Marc Nelson, Paolo Valenciano, and Bianca Umali advocated for proper handwashing and invited their followers to support World Vision’s emergency response.

“Ang tamang paghugas ng kamay ay isa sa pinakamabisang paraan upang makaiwas sa COVID-19,” said Bianca.

“We are very proud to be part of an organization that focuses on children and their needs,” wrote Paolo on his Instagram post. “Don’t forget to show your kids how to [wash their hands] properly to protect them and your household.”

World Vision has also released public service announcements on the radio to inform more people in the communities to observe proper handwashing and social distancing.

Romar, a World Vision youth leader from South Cotabato, shared how their barangay uses the audio materials from World Vision to keep their community informed. “Nakikipag-ugnayan po tayo sa ating mga local radio station upang mas malawak at mas marami ang makarinig nito. Pero dito sa barangay, ginagawa po natin ito kasi ang mga tao nasa bahay at wala ring access sa internet at wala rin ang iba na radio,” he said.

As early as January, World Vision has so far reached at least 66,500 individuals within its served communities nationwide through awareness drives about COVID-19 touching on infection prevention and control (IPC) measures including proper hand washing, coughing and sneezing etiquette, and early detection of signs and symptoms.