Every year on October 15th we celebrate a special day – Global Handwashing Day! This year our focus was promoting cleaner hands in schools.
This year we partnered with Ikeja Electric and Kleanmate, visited 2 schools, and reached more than 950 students and 45 teachers in Lagos state. We taught them how germs spread and the proper way to wash their hands to prevent illness.
As usual, our goal was to use our #ItStartsWithMe campaign to get students to understand the role they play in improving health in their schools and communities while educating them on the importance of handwashing as an effective way to stop the spread of diseases.
But we didn’t just teach them, we also had a pop quiz!
Prizes were given to the students who were able to correctly answer questions that tested their knowledge of how germs spread, key times for handwashing, correct method for handwashing, etc.
Check out the gallery below for more pictures from the event.