Promoting Good Health and WASH for Children

by Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)
Promoting Good Health and WASH for Children

Dear Supporters,

 

Young people across Kampong Cham struggle to afford basic hygiene equipment such as toothbrushes, toothpaste and soap. Moreover, awareness as to the importance of maintaining basic hygiene is limited. In order to combat this, we have used the funds raised over the past few months to provide every student at our classes with a toothbrush and soap.

 

In May 2019 we launched our hygiene kits at various schools and drop-in centres around Kampong Cham. To begin, we provided students with workshops on how to effectively brush their teeth and wash their hands and face. These workshops were facilitated in English and Khmer so that students and staff could be sure that everyone fully understood why personal and dental hygiene were important. At these workshops we then provided all students with a laminated poster that explained through graphics and Khmer, the steps needed in handwashing and toothbrushing. 

For now, all students keep their hygiene kits at school. This is because we would like to initially monitor student’s hygiene routines and ensure that they know how to use them and become used to using them on a daily basis. Moving forward, we will continue to monitor students and as they begin to use their kits more independently, we will begin to allow them to take their kits home before bringing them back to class. If students show value and care in the kits and personal hygiene then the ultimate goal is for students to keep their kits at home so that they may use them twice daily. Then when they require more toothpaste, soap or their toothbrush becomes worn, they will be able to restock at their schools. 

Over the past year we have run several fundraisers to enable us initiate this project and sustain it into the future. We thank everyone who has contributed and are excited to see our student’s hygiene improve over the coming months and years.

 

With Gratitude,

 

GVI Cambodia Healthcare

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Dear Supporters, 

We have now collected over 100 toothbrushes and raised nearly $500 to put towards completing our hygiene kits with toothpaste and soap.

Young people across Kampong Cham struggle to afford basic hygiene equipment such as toothbrushes, toothpaste and soap. Moreover, awareness as to the importance of maintaining basic hygiene is limited. In order to combat this, we have been raising money to provide a hygiene kit to all 200 students of ours.

Our hygiene kits will be provided to each and every student we teach across the province. Each hygiene kit will consist of a toothbrush, toothpaste and soap. In order to ensure these kits are properly utilised, we will be introducing these kits within week long workshops at each centre we teach in. These workshops will focus on why it is important to maintain hygiene and will also teach a step-by-step of how to brush your teeth and how to wash your hands.

Our January fundraiser saw all volunteers collect toothbrushes across the capital city of Phnom Penh. These were collected from interested hotel chains who could spare toothbrushes they would otherwise supply to guests. We collected around 100 toothbrushes and now have one for each student. We also raised nearly $500. These funds will be spent on ensuring each student has toothpaste and a bar of soap. It will also be spent on ensuring that the project continues: our students will be able to receive another toothbrush should theirs become worn and receive more toothpaste and soap when they have used theirs.

We are excited to roll out our workshops and hygiene kits in May. Thank you to all who donated and have made this possible!

All the best, 

GVI Cambodia Healthcare 

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Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Tyrone Bennett
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