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Tema Metropolitan Assembly celebrates Global Handwashing Day 2017

The Community Development Unit of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly has climaxed its yearlong WASH in schools activities with an event at the Adjei Kojo Government School in Tema on the 13th of October, 2017 with all the relevant National Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) stakeholders in Ghana. A total of about 2,000 people participated in the program. The day began with a float through the principal streets of Adjei Kojo to educate community members on the need to wash hands with soap under running water at all times. There were other activities like drama, writing competitions, tippy taps construction competition for six selected schools and launch of sixteen handwashing ambassadors (who are all schoolchildren). Prior to the event, there were classroom sensitizations on good handwashing and other WASH practices for schoolchildren of the Adjei Kojo Government School all year. The aim is to instill into the children the habit of hand washing with soap under running water at all times to help prevent diseases and to ensure behavioral change amongst children. Selected schoolchildren were mentored to become handwashing ambassadors in their families, schools and communities. 

           

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