Volunteers from Serve Our Civil Hospital (SOCH) Welfare Association and IREX spent time with the ailing patients of Pedriatics Unit of Civil Hospital Karachi, Pakistan; with a spirit of bringing joy to the innocent faces. Our major motive was to highlight the importance of hand washing and at the same time demonstrating it's proper technique. Demonstrations were given in seminar room of the unit, where kids were encouraged to come forward and present different steps of hand washing to their fellow mates. In the end of the session goody bags with anti bacterial soaps, coloring books, color pencils, biscuits and juices were distributed among them. Mothers were also encouraged during the session. We also revised the handwashing steps to the nurses and asked them to illustrate it to the patients on and off.
This campaign was conducted in collaboration with SMILE project, US Educational Foundation for Pakistan and IREX