Three Rotaract Clubs have held a short ceremony at the Flagstaff House Basic School in Accra to mark the Global Hand Washing Day which feel on Tuesday, October 15 under the theme “Clean Hands; Clean Future”.
As part of the ceremony to mark the day, the Clubs, Rotaract Club of Accra-Labone, Rotaract Club of Accra Osu-RE and Rotaract Club of University of Ghana donated veronica buckets, liquid soaps, and hand towels to the school. They are also educated the pupils on approved procedure in washing hands.
Welcoming the Rotaractors, Headmistress of the school, Miss Georgina Smith-Abbey stated that the donation came in at the right time when the school was making efforts to acquire some of the items for the pupils.
Miss Smith-Abbey noted “we have been contacting institutions to provide us these items but to no avail. Most of the schools are part of the WASH program so they receive these items and we have also tried joining the WASH program but to no avail yet. So your intervention is timely and we appreciate it.”
Speaking on behalf of the three clubs, President of the Rotaract Club of Accra Osu-RE, Peter Wiafe said the exercise was in line with the clubs’ mandate of supporting communities in various ways.
Mr. Wiafe stated that “we are here to donate these items as part of activities marking the Global Hand Washing Day for this year. It is our hope that you will put these items into good use and stay healthy.”
Presenting the items to the Headmistress of the school, University of Ghana Rotaract Club President, Vincentia Agbeko encouraged the pupils to follow the procedure diligently. She added that this year’s theme reminds everyone on the need to keep clean hands at all times.
This year’s Global Hand Washing Day focuses on the link between hand washing and food including food hygiene and nutrition. Hand washing is an important part of keeping food safe, preventing diseases and helping children grow stronger.
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