Sensitization on hand washing on Global Handwashing Day
1000 of children die in India due to diarrhea every year. Keeping in view this fact Smile Foundation in support with Cairn Energy conducted a hand washing activity on the occasion of Global Handwashing Day in Gup School, Ghonari Nadi, Barmer district of Rajasthan. This activity has been organised to sensitize the community, especially children towards the importance of hand washing practices and deworming, in order to reduce diarrhea and water born disease.
Various activities, such as hand washing demonstrations, drawing competition on a theme of health and hygiene and a sanitation pledge has been conducted to sensitize children on handwashing with soap as a key approach to disease prevention.