Every year on the 15th of October, the world joins hands as it celebrates Global Handwashing Day - one day specially picked to make everyone remember the importance of cleanliness in mankind's most basic and most used tool: the HANDS.
On that very day, the New Barili team of medical students chose to raise this awareness at grassroot level, the community's school children. Morning session was allotted to the cheerful Day Care kids while the whole afternoon was dedicated to the active Elementary children. Armed with soap bars which was given to all participants as part of their personal hygiene kits, the children happily demonstrated the handwashing techniques shown to them by the facilitators. Several important lessons on handwashing and hygiene were also taught in a fun and exciting way wherein the children, including supportive parents and teachers, actively participated.
On that special day, the small community of New Barili was one with the whole world in celebrating one of the simplest yet most effective ways to prevent spread of diseases: regular handwashing. Now, let's high five to that!
Geode Allan V. Diansuy
ADZU-SOM Level 2