Handwashing with soap is a global ‘do-it-yourself vaccine’ and one of the most effective and inexpensive ways to prevent diarrheal diseases and pneumonia, which together are responsible for the majority of child deaths. On October 2015, WSSCC and its partners worldwide will celebrate Global Handwashing Day to increase awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.
Are you looking for a way to celebrate Global Handwashing Day?
WSSCC implementing partners Concern Universal and Carex are aiming to reach 1 million school children in Nigeria and millions of people around the world with fun and creative activities to promote effective handwashing.
At events across Nigeria and the UK, children will be empowered as ‘Hygiene Heroes’ – handwashing promoters in their schools, families and communities – and will also compete to show that they have the ‘CareX Factor’! This talent competition enables children to get creative about hand washing by performing their own version of the handwashing campaign anthem performed by Nigerian music star Sunny Neji.
Simply come up with your own song and dance interpretation of Sunny Neji’s ‘Wash Your Hands O!’
Record it and post it to the Concern Universal Nigeria Facebook page with the hashtags #WashYourHandsO to help spread the campaign’s message! You can see what others have done already to get ideas, post your own video and challenge your friends to do the same, and also vote for your favourites and share them with your friends.
In addition to this, visit Concern Universal’s website to find out about other ways you can participate in the campaign.
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