Hand washing

Jockul Ndowen School, Gambia

Regular hand washing and social distancing is a mainstay of the battle against covid, and the battle isn’t over. Uganda, Kenya and Cameroon have seen recent peaks in covid cases, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa have localised peaks, with school closures, curfews and local travel restrictions in some areas.  But for many of our partners regular handwashing itself is a challenge. Intermittent and low volume of water in taps is common – in Cameroon people report a whole month with no [...]

Teachers and students take their learning home

  The battle against covid continues. In November SCEC (Sebakwe Conservation & Education Centre) in Zimbabwe's Midlands reached out to ten primary schools in their area, encouraging hand washing and the use of face masks among teachers and students.   "One of our objectives was to increase hand washing points in the schools, especially at the entrance into the schools, at the toilet blocks, and near entrances into the classrooms.  None of the schools had hand washing points at their toilets."   Some [...]

Ways to encourage rigorous Handwashing practices

PACE educators - Now is the time to make sure everyone around you knows and uses good hand washing practices. If you have PACE materials look at Action sheet # 27 Wash your Hands, #28 Making Soap, and help each person in your household to read (or read to them) the water chapter in Africa our Home for background information. It will also support school learning that many are missing out on just now. With many children not in school why [...]

By |2020-03-24T09:10:10+00:00March 24th, 2020|Africa, Community, Corona virus, Education, Environment, Hand washing, Health, Hygiene, PACE, Water|0 Comments