17-Mar-2012 Planet Water-JPMorgan Chase & Co.-CENTEX Aqua Tower Build Activity
Planet Water, in partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co., installed a water-filtration system on March 17 at the Manila campus of the Center of Excellence in Public Elementary Education (CENTEX).
Planet Water founder and CEO Mark Steele and executive Chairman Nick Hill led a team of volunteers in installing the filtration sysytem, a sink, and other plumbing fixtures inside the campus. Aside form providing the filtration system, the volunteers also conducted a lecture on health, hygiene, and sanitation.
CENTEX Director Ramon Miranda and CENTEX Manila Principal Evalou Agustin were present during the turnover ceremonies held after the installation of the fixtures. Also present were Jay Marzan from the Office of the City Mayor and assistant school division superintendent Nancy Sta. Ana, as well as JPMorgan Chase volunteers Patricia Anne Javier-Gutierrez and Edwin Salvador.
Planet Water is a US-based nonprofit organization that works to provide communities with access to clean water and improved sanitation facilities. Since 2009, the organization has been working with schools and communities across Asia, including the Philippines.