About 150 kids and parents participated in the first Dental Education with Tootbrushing Drill and Fluoride Application event of AV Gedang Foundation, Inc. held on Thursday (August 9, 2018) at Brgy. Matandang Balara Covered Court.
The event, which was conducted in partnership with the Philippine Academy of General Dentistry, Inc. (PAGD) and the Batch ‘72 of Judge Juan Luna High School (JJLHS), aims to promote good oral hygiene among children.
Dr Alice Villados said that it is important to teach good dental care at a young age so it will become part of the child’s habit as he/she grows old. She added that maintaining a balanced diet and reducing consumption of sugary foods can help children avoid tooth decay.
Meanwhile, Dr Ma.Carmen Aurea V. Santos demonstrated the proper way of brushing the teeth. She reminded the children to brush their teeth 3 times a day, for 3 minutes.
Volunteers from PAGD, JJLHS, and AV Gedang Foundation then distributed toothbrush and toothpaste to children. They also assisted the participants on brushing their teeth and applying fluoride.
The AV Gedang Foundation on Monday (August 6, 2018) started its 120-day Adopt-a-School Feeding Program with Puypuy Elementary School which aims to support the nourishment and health of the students.
The program is in line with the memorandum of agreement signed by the Foundation and the School last August 2 at the Municipal Mayor’s office in Bay, Laguna. The event was attended by Mayor Bruno T. Ramos; Ma. Luz G. Lumitao, Principal of Puypuy Elementary School; Brgy. Councilor Cecilia representative of Alejandro M. Perez, Chairman of Brgy. Puypuy; and representatives from AV Gedang Foundation including Augusto Gedang Sr., father of Anthony V. Gedang; Annabelle V. Gedang; Deborah V. Simsuangco; Ma. Victoria L. Dineros; Rose Ann Bigol; Jean Roselle Ledda; and Candice Brillon.
This is fourth year that the Foundation holds a feeding program with Puypuy Elementary School. To show their thanks, children-beneficiaries of the program delivered a birthday song number for Gedang Sr.