Taking Hand washing to another level for young students in 2017

On Global Hand Washing Day, we joined partners around the world to celebrate the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.  This years’ celebration themed“Our Hands Our Future” was celebrated in six schools we have been working with, from Monday 16th- Friday 20th October 15, 2017.

Our WASH team visited partner schools, sensitizing their students’ WASH clubs on

  • Why It is Important for us to wash our hands with soap.

  • When to wash our hands, especially the critical moments

  • How to wash our hands

  • How proper hand washing habit reduces ones’ chances of contacting monkey pox

Hope and Dreams Initiative celebrated the Global Hand washing day with six schools with the participation of 782 students. Drama and poetry were performed by students, as they demonstrated the importance of hand washing with soap.

This celebration was enjoined and participated by 6 schools in Delta State Nigeria, Namely:

  • Dore-Numa College, Warri

  • Yonwuren College, Warri;

  • Ogiame Primary School, Warri;

  • Otsoron Primary School, Egbokodo Warri;

  • Egbokodo Secondary School, Warri

  • Tobrise basic Secondary School, Oghara, Delta State.

Making the 2018 Global Handwashing Day fulfilling for young Nigerian boys and girls

We delivered high impact event combining both International hand washing and menstrual hygiene celebration on the 15th of October with the theme MY HANDS, MY FUTURE, MY BODY, MY GEM which took place at L.E.A Primary School Aleyita Community, Lugbe, Abuja – FCT. Six LEA primary schools with their teachers in AMAC and Bwari Area Council of FCT were in attendance.


We also visited three schools in Kaduna and delivered a high impact event on handwashing, behavior change, and menstrual hygiene education. The girls learned about their bodies, the challenges they go through during their menstruation and the importance of washing their hands.

See more photos from the event below.