THE Cebu Technological University (CTU) and other organizations donated more than 36,000 washable face masks and detergent soaps to inmates of the Cebu City Jail (CCJ) and the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) through their Amping Cebuano Project.
The CTU Graduate School Student Organization together with the Philippine Red Cross, Department of Trade and Industry, Amro Philippines, Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers and Duros Construction made the initiative possible.
“It was during the time that the Covid-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) cases in the jails were high. So we decided to donate washable masks and detergent soaps to wash it with to persons deprived of liberty to lessen the risk of transmission within the jail facility,” Dr. Stanley Caminero, a volunteer, told SunStar Cebu.
The undertaking also provided livelihood to seamstresses in the southern town of Argao, Caminero said.
The group donated 13,400 washable masks and 13,422 detergent bars to the CCJ-Male Dormitory and 2,036 masks and 2,036 bars to the Female Dormitory.
The CPDRC, on the other hand, received 3,520 masks and 2,374 soap bars.
Caminero, former mayor of Argao, said it took them a month to come up with materials since they aimed to provide all inmates with masks and soap.
“It will be two masks and two soaps per inmate. So it will protect them even if they are inside the facility,” he said.
He said they wanted to help during the time the number of cases spiked inside the jail facilities. (JOB)