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Save the Children celebrate Global Handwashing Day 2017 in Armenia

Save the Children Armenia project organized a series of events  to celebrate Global Handwashing Day in newly established ECCDs within Action for Child Health and Education (ACHE) project being implemented by Save the Children Armenian Representation office. The info on Global Handwashing Day was also streamed through the organization’s  Facebook page. Here is the link to FB message: https://www.facebook.com/SavetheChildrenArmenia/photos/pcb.1878079938876547/1878070348877506/?type=3&theater

October 9-15 has been declared as a Handwashing Week in the rural communities of Armenia (Geghasar, Arjut, Varser, Vaghashen, Gegharkunik). Children aged 4-6 have been taught the importance of handwashing with water and soap. Several meetings have been organized with parents to inform and educate them  that keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps they can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. The parents were told that if soap and water are unavailable, they can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol to clean hands. Overall 111 4-6 year old children have participated in the events. I am attaching some photos of the events. All the events have been organized under the motto of “Our hands, our future!”.

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