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JEN Global Hand washing day of covered Schools in Parwan Province.

Global hand washing day with a simple act that will protect them from disease and save their lives.

To raise awareness of the benefits of hand washing with soap – and the dangers of diarrhea disease and pneumonia which can be caused by poor hygiene – drawing contests, games and events regarding the hygiene education have been organized for each district schools which covered by JEN Parwan province of  Afghanistan. 



Also now public service announcements are running on radio and television, and in national newspapers, as well.

Schoolchildren, teachers, directorate of Parwan province and the communities … are contributing to the prevention of diseases and deaths among the population, and particularly children.

On each school essay competition with an account of how she/he came to understand the importance of hand washing with soap and her own efforts to get her friends to do so. One of students wrote in her essay as follows. “I used to think when children suffer from diarrhea, that it is punishment from God. One day, I overheard something from the JEN staff that the diarrhea is a result of bad hygiene.”

After few students raised their hands at a recent session on hygiene, JEN HE staff invited them to come to the front of the classroom, where two buckets of water, a bar of soap and a towel were placed on the floor. “OK then, show us how you wash your hands at home,” JEN staff said with a grin. “Your colleagues would also like to learn from you. And the students demonstrated hand wash practice perfectly.
The schools where we conducted Global Hand washing events as well as hygiene education are now available soap for hand washing after toilet using and the students are washing their hands better than before. 

Shir Ali
Chief Engineer.
JEN Afghanistan Office.

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January 29, 2015 in Afghanistan |