The need to prevent diseases and infection through the vulnerability of children in Abia State schools, a popular Non Governmental Organisation has gotten the backing of Government of Abia State to commence a hand washing awareness and sensitization campaign in about 10 primary and secondary schools in the state.
The aim of this exercise initiated by “HELP KEEP CLEAN FOUNDATION” is to improve clean water, create awareness on the need for good sanitation and proper hygiene in rural communities and schools so as to protect and defend Child’s rights and vulnerable school children through quality Education and care to break the cycle of Poverty, Hunger,Diseases, Illiteracy which could be caused by not giving adequate attention to the importance of washing hands to save the kids.
The Government Of Abia state is optimistic about the exercise which will commence this month of May following the endorsement of the Project. This is a welcome development and a moral boaster for HELP KEEP CLEAN FOUNDATION which has been Running several projects in different rural communities and states in the country, with the Hand washing Campaign is one of them. School Children will be sensitized on how to properly wash their hands, When to wash them, what germs are, the diseases they can cause and so many other important lessons on Hygiene and Sanitation. With the support from partners, hand washing Materials such as Drums, buckets, Soaps, paper towels, waste paper baskets and the Hand washing Books will be distributed to the listed Schools in the state.
However, the Abia state born, project director of the Foundation and ex beauty Queen, Chikezie Ijeoma will do a special presentation of her Book “Tom and His Hand Washing Friends” to the Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu. The book which is centered on Hygiene and importance of hand washing by children will be distributed free to all school in the state as the awareness and sensitization campaign is flagged off by the government.
HELP KEEP CLEAN FOUNDATION is a non-profit, Non Partisan Charity Organisation committed to Transforming the Lives and health of Women and Vulnerable Children in Nigeria and Africa. They work with a range of Partners, Sister Organizations and Volunteers to achieve our goals and Objectives. The NGO will over the weekend in Abuja embark on Street Clean campaign in partnership with Ministry of Health and Environment.