“Make hand washing a habit” launched in Ghana
A campaign has begun which supports Global Handwashing Day with a call to Ghanaians to wash their hands regularly with soap and water, according to a recent article on the Business Ghana website.
The campaign was kick started by the Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal Assembly (LEKMA), according to the report, which quotes Mrs Genevieve Ofosu-Amaah, Head, Community Development Unit, LEKMA, as saying that “it was about time that all Ghanaians especially children were sensitized on the proper way of hand washing and its numerous benefits.”
Hand washing with soap and water
Mrs Felicia Sasu, LEKMA SHEP Co-ordinator, is quoted as saying
“The few seconds you spend to wash your hands could save you from going to see the doctor. Do not underestimate the power of hand washing.
“Good hand washing is the first line of defense against the spread of many illnesses from the common cold to more serious infections and diseases which are responsible for the majority of child deaths.”
Children learning to wash their hands – in the classroom
The image above shows children at Rawsonville Primary School in Southern Africa learning how to wash their hands with a KiddiSynk mobile hand wash station. The school has a number of these versatile and robust units which can be used inside or out.
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Teach hand washing – indoors and out!
Hand washing is the most important lesson a child can learn and acquiring it is an essential lifelong skill.
The Kiddiwash range of warm water hand wash units are perfect for smaller hands – and are ideal where a portable solution is required.
Whether you require a larger wheeled unit such as the KiddiSynk, or the ultra portable Kiddiwash Xtra, you can ensure that all children in your care are able to wash their hands inside or out.