Tacloban City, August 16, 2017 --- Department of Education Regional Office VIII (DepEdRO8) launches the Superkid Linis Lusog Scholl Caravan for school year 2017-2018 last August 15, 2017 at the Oriental Hotel, Palo, Leyte with Department of Health (DOHRO8), Department of Education (DepEd) and Rescope Communication, Inc.


The campaign aims to increase awareness among the school population on developing the habit of handwashing as a basic health or hygiene practice that can prevent infectious diseases.


The caravan had two (2) major activities: a) Pilot Launching of Continuing Health Education for Teachers (CHET) last August 15, 2017 at Oriental Hotel, Palo, Leyte. CHET is an annual assembly that aims to provide updates and new trends relevant to school health. The event was attended by almost 700 school personnel from DepEd Region 8. b) The Superkid School Caravan Proper, that will be conducted in 304 identified school in the 13 school divisions. The activity includes the Superkid Cartoon Video Showing, Superkid Handwashing, Superkid Ball Relay, and Superkid Handwashing Champion Oath taking. Activity started last August 7, 2017 up to September 29, 2017.