LTT Christmas Appeal - WASH at Primary Schools
Clean hands, healthier kids
We take soap and running water for granted when we need to wash our hands. But at primary schools in Babati, where water is scare and soap costs money, children can't wash their hands as often as they should, before eating and after using the toilet. Many aren't properly aware of the dangers of dirty hands - they don't know that dirty toilets and poor handwashing are the main cause of diarrhoeal disease, which in Tanzania is still a leading cause of death in children under 5.
This Christmas, we want to ensure that all the children in the schools where we work have access to basic hand washing facilities and soap, and that they are being taught why it is so important to wash their hands correctly and when they need to wash them. We know that a good WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) programme can improve children's health, improve school attendance and enable even young children to participate as ‘agents of change’ for their siblings, their parents and the whole community.
Please help the children of Babati to stay healthy ...
£5 could buy handwashing water for one school for one week.
£10 could buy 5 litres of soap made by a local Women's Group
£24 could buy handwashing water for one school for a whiole month
£50 could buy a water stand for handwashing to put outside the school toilets.
£75 could pay for teacher training and a demonstation class for 32 children.
31 Jan 2017
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