Personal hygiene is basically how we care for our bodies. Hygiene practices include bathing, washing our hands, brushing our teeth, and more.
Every day, we come in contact with millions of germs and viruses. They can linger on the body, and most times, they may children sick. Personal hygiene practices can help you and the people around you prevent infections and illnesses like Lassa fever, Coronavirus, etc.
One purpose of our Children Sanitation and Hygiene (CHASE) Club is to teach children hygiene practices that will keep them from diseases and make them grow up into healthy adults. Members of the Club in Best Solution Nursery and Primary School, Akure had theory and practical sessions today.
Gladys Japhet and other CHASE coordinators; Tiwalade Adesuyi and Prince Eriapejuba (MOG), taught the pupils that personal hygiene is the best practice for prevention of COVID-19 and Lassa fever. Facts about Coronavirus and its symptoms was also dealt with during the session. MOG described the appropriate way of wearing face mask to help the children stay safe from the virus.
The second session taken by Gladys focused on how to properly wash their hands and a practical liquid soap making exercise. The soap produced will give not just the CHASE Club members access to regular hand-washing with soap and water, but also every pupil and teacher in the school will be able to practice regular hand washing that will reduce school absenteeism due to infections.
Today’s achievement has made the head teacher earmark the CHASE Club as a good model to showcase to parents and other stakeholders at their forthcoming Inter House sports competition in April.
CHASE members stand as organs of enlightenment to their peers every where! everyday!