Hand Washing Save Lives

by ChildHelp Sierra Leone


Let's put sinks in the classrooms and teach the proper technique with soap. Many illnesses start with poor hand hygiene. Salmonella, campylo-bacteriological (cause of food poisoning), flu, diarrhea and sickness, the common cold, and impetigo are just some of the viruses and infections passed between people who do not wash their hands properly with soap. UNICEF study and Center for Disease control reports that hand-washing education and access to soap in schools can help improve attendance.
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All the village schools identified and devastated by poverty have limited access to running water and soap continues to be in health danger. From assessment conducted, teachers send their pupils to fetch a bucket of water, where multiple kids dip their hands into the same bucket with dirty hands. This same bucket with water is used in school for the day. Lack of hand hygiene education and supplies, leads to disease, which can create lifelong effects for children including school dropout.


This Project will work with stakeholders and school managements to ensuring healthy lives for 12,600 children with access to 128 new sinks. The project will provide water stations with hygiene facilities, water handling and hand washing knowledge and practices. The project will mobilize and sensitize students, teachers, parents on participatory Hand-washing that saves Lives in schools and communities, hand hygiene practices, hand washing technique and provision of Chlorine to schools.

Long-Term Impact

This hand-washing will be sustainable not only because the sinks and supplies are a long-term investment for the community, but also because the schools and parents are committed to a healthier lifestyle and have pledged their commitment to support any future repairs. More sinks will be installed in schools. Since 80% of all diseases are environmental and related to water and sanitation, The health of schools and their communities will be improved with greater school attendance.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).


WHO Approved Handwashing Techniques
Germ Smart - Wash Your Hands!

Organization Information

ChildHelp Sierra Leone

Location: Freetown, W.A. - Sierra Leone
Website: http:/​/​www.childhelpsl.org
Project Leader:
Makeni, North Province Sierra Leone
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