Global Hand Washing Day Observed
The first-ever Global Hand Washing Day took place on October 15, 2008 in countries all over the world. The guiding vision of Global Hand Washing Day, now an annual event, is a local and global culture of hand washing with soap. The event is celebrated with the aim to raise awareness of hand washing with soap. Global Hand washing Day was originally created for children and schools, but can be celebrated by anyone promoting hand washing with soap. Hand washing with soap is the single and most effective way to prevent the spread of infections and to stop the transmission of disease agents. Hand washing with soap can prevent diarrheal disease, acute respiratory infections and eye infections etc. A diarrheal disease are the second leading cause of death in children under five years old, and is responsible for killing around 1700000 children every year which is caused by dirty hands, same the ratio of death in last year is 3.5 million. Hand washing is comparatively cheap and accessible mean to secure themselves from many diseases.
LASOONA: Society for Human and Natural Resource Development celebrated Global Hand Washing Day at District Shangla, Jalozai camp, Nowshehra and Behrain Swat. The celebration of the day was focused on the theme for the year 2014 i.e. “CLEAN HANDS, SAVES LIVES”. Children are always the agent of change and try to learn and adopt new learning’s from the environment around them, so the event celebrated with children and they actively participated in event. LASOONA organized different activities like walk, skit competition, Quiz competition, and Magic shows- to show different tricks regarding the GHWD. All the participants enjoyed the tricks and students especially appreciated the magic show.
Besides school children, various stakeholders were also invited for the celebration of GHWD.