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World Vision celebrates Global Handwashing Day 2017 in Afghanistan

Originally published on World Vision Afghanistan website.

World Vision Afghanistan in partnership with the Education Departments of Badghis and Herat Province celebrated Global Handwashing 2017. More than 1,500 school age children participated in the event and learned about importance of hand washing and also personal and environmental hygiene.

The event financially was support by World Vision New Zealand in partnership with Sesame Workshop  in order to educate young children about proper water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) practices.

Badghis Education Department Director said during the event that such programs can effectively encourage students to pay attention to their personal hygiene, adding that teachers perform an important role in transferring this topic to students throughout the year.

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