Harpic further uplifts toilet hygiene with second phase under ‘Suwa Jana Meheyuma’ initiative

the leading hygiene brand in Sri Lanka, is committed to its social
responsibility campaign ‘Suwa Jana Meheyuma’ which aims to uplift the sanitary standards of
lavatories in girls’ schools and create awareness about proper hygiene habits among young girls.
The second program under this campaign was held at Minuwangoda Nalanda Balika Vidyalaya,
on May 23, 2023.
The program is in collaboration with the Ministry of Education in Sri Lanka and is part of a
seriesof educational programs that Harpic is organizing across the Western Province. The first
program was held on March 7, 2023, at Ambathale Samudradevi Balika Vidyalaya, to coincide
with International Women’s Day.
The aim of the program is to bridge the awareness gap among school-going girls on the
importance of maintaining proper hygiene practices, particularly in toilets. With the continuing
pandemic situation, Harpic believes that it is essential to educate and create awareness about
hygiene practices, especially among young girls who may be vulnerable to potential health risks.
Commenting on the initiative, Devindi Hewabandula – Category Manager – Hygiene – Reckitt
Benckiser Lanka Ltd said “Harpic’s ‘Suwa Jana Meheyuma’ initiative is a testament to our
commitment to promoting proper hygiene practices, particularly among young school-going
girls. We are proud to collaborate with the Ministry of Education in Sri Lanka for the second
programme of this initiative, which will take place at Minuwangoda Nalanda Balika Vidyalaya.”
“Our goal is to continue to raise awareness on the importance of toilet hygiene and to
encourage the adoption of good hygiene habits among school girls in the Western Province.
Through our educational programs and professional lectures, we hope to bridge the awareness
gap and empower young girls with the knowledge and tools they need to maintain proper
hygiene practices,” she added.
The educational program will include cleaning, disinfecting, and renovating of school toilet
facilities, along with a series of professional lectures delivered by a Medical Officer of Health,
highlighting the potential health implications and risks that young women may face in unclean
‘Suwa Jana Meheyuma’ is Harpic’s flagship corporate social responsibility (CSR) campaign, and
the brand is passionate about giving back to society. Harpic, together with the Ministry of
Education, is equipped with the essential tools to conduct this series of programs and is
confident of its success.

Harpic is a household name and a leading hygiene brand from Reckitt Benckiser Lanka Ltd,
which is a subsidiary of Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC, engaged in the production and
distribution of household cleaning, health, hygiene, and nutrition products. The Group operates
in Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand, and other developing markets, employing
over 41 thousand people across the globe, with a strong portfolio of popular products from
well-known brands including Dettol, Mortein, and Lysol, to name a few.

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