Global Handwashing Day is a reminder of the importance of clean hands, and how not ensuring it leads to yearly 272 million children losing schooldays to diarrheal disease, as well as 50% of the all infections acquired. In keeping with this year’s theme of “Clean Hands for All” along with the values of SAJIDA, WASH4UrbanPoor celebrated Global Handwashing Day with various communities including the Telugu Community.
One hundred low income community people from eight communities attended the event taking place at the Telugu School where numerous children participated in an art competition. A rally was also held after with a white banner that had the colourful handprints of children and letter cards with Global Handwashing Day spelled out.
Similarly, Ali Ahmed School & College and Khilgaon High School celebrated the day with Handwashing demonstration, soap drive, art competition and colourful participatory rally to create awareness as WASH4UP wants to create maximum level of awareness among the beneficiaries for sustaining personal hygiene practices.
The events were another one of the foundation’s efforts to create awareness in different communities through festivity and inclusiveness, reflecting the values of SAJIDA to ensure Health, Happiness, & Dignity for All.