Waterborne illness is the single largest threat to children’s health globally, and it is a huge obstacle for children in Cambodia. So we’re working with kids and caregivers to teach clean and healthy behaviors that limit the spread of disease, alongside providing them with clean, reliable, safe water. In our last notes we introduced you to Sea (pronounced SAY-uh), our Health & Hygiene Coordinator in Cambodia. At this point, Sea wants you to know that we're approaching completion of our first five pilot projects (in schools) for hygiene education.
Following these first five schools, Splash plans to expand hygiene education to all of our 63 partner sites in Cambodia. Each of the first five schools has a child-led group of six students, led by one teacher. They learn about everything hygiene—from hand washing to tooth brushing to germ transmission. Then they share what they learn with their peers, in fun and creative ways (as in, very creative)!
Sea reports that the pilot projects will soon be complete (by October), so we are ramping up planning for how to extend this newfound knowledge to the full complement of 63 sites in Cambodia.
None of this would be possible without the generous support of people like you! Thanks for supporting Splash and clean water (and hygiene!) for kids.
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