Lauren Yamagata, WASH Team, Field Program Support
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Plan joined the world in the celebrations last week and we'd like to share a few highlights and photos with you.
Haiti Global Hand Washing Day
This year’s slogan "Lave men ak dlo pwòp ak savon bare mikwòb" (wash your hands with soap and clean water to protect yourself against microbes), emphasized the importance of hand-washing considering the presence of cholera.
Children are excellent at spreading the message and the activities in the South-East at the national school of Breman, Jacmel were held with 300 students present. The students, teachers and community members learned how, when and why washing their hands will prevent disease.
Sudan Global Handwashing DayPlan Sudan–Guli Program Unit celebrated Global Handwashing Day in Abarieg Elballa Community, with more than four hundred attendees, primarily children in addition to Health representatives, Community Based Organization representatives, the Director of Education and school teachers.
The day’s activities included a hand-washing demonstration to instruct attendees on avoiding germs, important times to wash hands and approved hand-washing techniques, as well as distribution of soap and pamphlets with instructions and a competition among the children on best hand-washing techniques.