Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Global Hand Washing Day
Helping Hand for Relief and Development observed "Global Hand Washing Day" in the district of Shikarpur, Sindh. Our social organizers taught orphans how to properly wash their hands. The purpose of Global Hand washing day is to promote hand washing among children and parents. Hand washing with soap is the most effective way to prevent diarrhea and acute respiratory infections, which take the lives of millions of children in developing countries every year. Yet, despite its lifesaving potential, hand washing with soap is rarely practiced and difficult to promote.
Children of poor households have no means of learning how important it is to wash their hands properly. Helping Hand is trying its best not only to socially uplift the orphan children, but also care for their health and hygiene. It is our hope that projects such as this will help encourage us all to seek out creative ways to help the orphan children.
For more information and your kind donations, please visit www.hhrd.org/osp
(Orphan Support Program)