Dhaka, Bangladesh
Students practice hand washing habit

Students practice hand washing habit

Our Correspondent GAIBANDHA, Oct 11: An assembly of char students was held at SKS Inn at Radhakrishnapur for practicing proper hand washing with other hygiene related activities. Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) and Swiss Red Cross (SRC) have arranged the assembly for the students of four char unions of Fulchhari upazila here under Disaster Risk Management (DRM) project marking the National Sanitation Month and World Hand Washing Day-2018. According to sources BDRCS has been implementing the DRM project for the underprivileged char dwellers of Erendabari, Fazlupur, Gozaria and Fulchhari unions of the upazila since July, 2017 with the financial and technical support of SRC. Under the project, a School Wash Survey had been conducted by the organizations among 261 students of 75 primary schools located at project areas recently. In the survey, it was learnt that only 161 students clean teeth with brush, 97 cut nail, 13 wash hands, 62 use sandals, 148 take baths regularly, 123 wear clean dress, 110 clean head hair and 10 clean ear. As the performance of hygiene related activities was very poor in the past, the organizations took-up the step to make the students learned about proper hand washing system and other sanitation activities and accordingly, the assembly was arranged to focus to grow all those healthy habits. Upazila parishad chairman Habibur Rahman addressed the function as the chief guest and district primary education officer Aminul Islam Mondal and upazila primary education officer Kafil Uddin Sarker were present as the special guests. Manager of DRM, SRC Tuhin Samaddar conducted the assembly as the facilitator while DRM project manager Golam Mostafa was the moderator. After elaborate discussion, all the students practiced the hand washing system in a hand washing station, an innovative idea of Tuhin Samaddar, set up in front of the conference room to save them from water borne diseases like diarrhea, cholera, and dysentery. A total of 150 students with 16 teachers from 75 schools of the char unions of the upazila and local journalists spontaneously participated in the programme.

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