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01/19/2012

The ripple effect of the hygiene education program

As we introduced in this report previously, according to the education program performed last year among the 42 schools in the Salang District and the Sayed Khel district, it was quite for sure that the knowledge and hygiene habits among the children become stable who learned about it.
Additionally, after the survey, we were able to confirm that the children are having a healthy life than before.

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This is the hygiene education program class of the fiscal year of 2011. 
Then, do you think the family benefit from their children who received this education?
JEN surveyed each family and checked whether the message regarding hygiene has been delivered from the children who learned about hygiene, and therefore surveyed whether these educations are practiced among individual families.
This will be the introduction of this survey.

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At Salang District, Heshmatullah)who has a child going at Bagh-e-Lala Middle School.
“I personally and our family became aware of hygiene. Our family learned to keep the clean environment of the home. “ He told us.

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At Sayed Khel District, Abdul Khalil who has a child going at the Emam-e-Azam No-2 Middle School.
“Do you think washing your hands with soap is important?” asked the field officer of JEN.
“Yes, keeping your hands will keep your health.”
In their home, soap is being prepared and hand washing seems to be a habit already.

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In Salang district, there are a lot of mountains and even in the noon it is below freezing point. Reaching there was also tough.

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At Salang district, Allah Dad who has a child going to Haji Abdul Hakim Middle School.
He mentioned that “Among our family, especially the children wash their hands frequently. They even brush their teeth. This kind of hygiene education program is very efficient, not only for our family but for the community as well.”

We performed personal visits and surveyed 3 families from the 42 schools which ended to count 126 families where we were able to confirm the ripple effect of the hygiene education.

We asked “Who provided the information about hygiene?” and 96% of the response to the question was “The children.”  When we asked “What did you use to wash your hands?” The response to this question was 88% used soap.[
 
Additionally, when we question “During this 2 weeks, did you or your children had diarrhea?” No one had it was their response. Their mind towards diarrhea and to keep their environment clean has improved.

We wish that people can consistently practice the message received form the hygiene educational project and hope it can be spread to the other people in the community and hope that more people can have a safer life.

January 19, 2012 in Afghanistan |