Saturday, October 17, 2009


The simple act of washing hands could save thousands of children's lives every day, mostly in Asia and Africa, the United Nations said on Thursday, the eve of the Global Hand-Washing Day.
According to UNICEF an estimated 5,000 children die daily from diarrhea, but half of those deaths could be prevented if they washed their hands with soap before meals and after going to the toilet. To raise awareness on the issue, the UN children's fund launched the Global Hand-Washing Day last year.
The Dhaka Project, celebrated this day on Thursday, 15th October to affirm their consent on this regard. To commemorate the day, TDP distributed Soap, Tooth-paste & Tooth-brash among the children to keep the hygiene records as high as possible.
Earlier, the respective class teachers describe children the importance of hygiene and hand-washing in particular in the classroom. Teachers addressed them that hand-washing with soap is the most efficient intervention and the least costly way to prevent deaths by diarrhea as well as from cholera and pneumonia. So, they were asked to keep themselves clean & wash their hands with soap before meals and after going to the toilet each time in proper manner.
TDP believes the children are always those who, once at home among their family members and community, will introduce a simple gesture that saves lives.

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