NGO educates children on proper handwashing


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By
Samuel Dodoo, GNA

Accra, Oct. 20, GNA –
The Janok Foundation, non-governmental organization (NGO) in Ablekuma Central
District of Accra has sensitized schoolchildren of the Abossey Okai Methodist
Primary on the importance of proper hand washing.

This forms part of
activities to mark this year’s Global Hand washing Day.

Madam Jane Amerley
Oku, the Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation

By
Samuel Dodoo, GNA

Accra, Oct. 20, GNA –
The Janok Foundation, non-governmental organization (NGO) in Ablekuma Central
District of Accra has sensitized schoolchildren of the Abossey Okai Methodist
Primary on the importance of proper hand washing.

This forms part of
activities to mark this year’s Global Hand washing Day.

Madam Jane Amerley
Oku, the Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation in an interview with the
Ghana News Agency advised parents to prevail upon their children to take up
hand washing as a habit to avoid diseases.

She said hand washing
played a critical role in the hygienic lives of humans and therefore the theme
for the year’s Day; “Clean Hands, A Recipe for Health” was appropriate to
ensure healthy population.

Madam Oku said studies
had revealed that diseases like cholera occurred due to unhygienic behaviours
and advised children to wash their hands with soap under running water after
playing and visiting the toilet before eating.

She gave the assurance
that her NGO would continue to assist and support children’s activities at
places like hospitals, schools and markets to enhance the practice of hand
washing and urged parents to encourage their children to always wash their
hands.

Mrs Patience Patricia
Amelorku, the Headmistress of the school expressed gratitude to the NGO for
bringing the programme to the doorstep of the schoolchildren.

GNA


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