October 5, 2015
Concern Universal and Carex Soap are running a month-long campaign that it aims to be the biggest celebration of Global Handwashing Day the world has ever seen! We aim to reach 1 million school children in Nigeria, thousands more in the UK, and millions of people around the world with fun and creative activities to promote effective handwashing.
At events across Nigeria and the UK, children will be empowered as ‘Hygiene Heroes’ – handwashing promoters in their schools, families and communities – and will also compete to show that they have the ‘CareX Factor’! This talent competition enables children to get creative about hand washing by performing their own version of our exclusive campaign anthem - Sunny Neji’s ’Wash Your Hands O’. The winners of each event, judged by a panel of local leaders, will compete against other regional winners at the grand finale event on Global Handwashing Day itself for fantastic prizes and the chance to perform with Sunny Neji and his band.
How to get involved
We are asking you to join us in making a song and dance about handwashing! We want you – schools, companies, social groups and individuals – to come up with your own song and dance interpretation of Sunny Neji’s ‘Wash your hands O’, record it and post it to our Facebook page with the hashtags #WashYourHandsO to help spread the campaign’s message, showcase your talents and also stand a chance to win fantastic prizes! You can see what others have done already to get ideas, post your own video and challenge your friends to do the same, and also vote for your favourites and share them with your friends.
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Concern-Universal-NIGERIA-518473178213493/timeline/
YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCkfOo_sqbk5YnBdy9ShIZkw
Concern Universal is co-ordinating this campaign as part of a wider five-year initiative we are implementing, Rural Sanitation & Hygiene Promotion in Nigeria (RUSHPIN), which aims to empower 2.2 million people living in rural communities in the country’s South-East to sustainably improve their sanitation and hygiene practices. Although funded by the UN’s Global Sanitation Fund, unlike most donor projects, the Government of Nigeria is the driving force behind the initiative and has committed to matching the UN’s funds to reach twice as many people. Information about the Global Sanitation Fund is available at: www.wsscc.org/global-sanitation-fund/
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