Masinloc, Zambales - On March 16 2016, children and adults gathered in Bani Elementary School to attend its Oral Health Awareness Program. The program featured hands-on activities attended by volunteers from Sta.ClaraCares, AES Philippines and the Department of Education.
According to the latest National Monitoring and Evaluation Dental Survey conducted by DOH, 87% of Filipinos, or 83 million people in the Philippines, suffer from tooth decay. Statistics show that 77%, or more than 7 out of 10 of Filipinos, have never even been to a dentist.
Another alarming issue on oral health in the Philippines is the lack of oral care among the youth. Studies show that 98% of children aged three to five have dental caries or cavities, and that 20% of six-year-olds have never been to a dentist.
As part of Sta. Clara International's commitment to promote health and safety to communities it serves - through Sta.ClaraCares - the engineering company donated a newly constructed tooth brushing and handwashing facility to Bani Elementary School. Together with other partners, Sta.ClaraCares pledged to bring health care closer to its community and to bring brighter smiles to the next generation.
About Sta. Clara International Corporation (SCIC)
Founded in 1976, STA. CLARA INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION is one of the leading full-service engineering, construction, development and management enterprise in the Philippines, with overseas operations, serving the Power and Utilities, Infrastructure and Civil Engineering sectors. The group's reputation and success have been achieved because of its strong technological orientation and advanced skills in Project Management for the implementation of complex projects. SCIC offers market research; feasibility studies; design and engineering; site management; works execution; startup & commissioning; operation and maintenance; and customer personnel training.
Sta.ClaraCares is SCIC's philantrophic arm. Its sole objective is to enhance the sustainability of communities where it operates, serves and lives through employee volunteering and community service programs.