Again, DOAM foundation equips children with vital hygiene kits
In a bid to reduce the spread of Delta variant of COVID-19 virus, the Daniel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial (DOAM) Foundation has carried out a hygiene programme for children from Lupetoro Primary School, Epe, Lagos to in equipping them with vital hygiene practices and kits.
The hygiene kits including antiseptic soap, tooth brushes, paste and sanitizers.
The Daniel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial Foundation is a charitable, humanitarian, and not-for-profit organisation established in 2007, in memory of Master Daniel Ogechi Akujobi (1992-2005) who died from injuries he sustained in a road traffic accident on his way back to school along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Ogun State. He was the only son of his parents.
The Foundation is primarily dedicated to the enhancement of the education and healthcare of less-privileged children and youths in our society. Thus, the Foundation offers scholarships to children and has donated eight libraries and nine sick bays to schools across Nigeria, including other programmes such as skill acquisition for less privileged women, de-worming of children, mentorship, educational, nutritional, and psycho-social support and other life improvement programmes. Over 85,000 lives have so far been touched by the foundation.
At the one-day hygiene programme, children were taught personal and environmental hygiene practices, on-site demonstration/proper hand-wash using the five steps: wet, lather, scrub, rinse and dry.
Hygiene kits such as antiseptic soap, toothbrush and paste, sanitizer were distributed to the children while cleaning agents including dustbins, mops and brushes were donated to the school as motivation.
Speaking at the event, the foundation’s Health Programme Officer, Mrs. Catherine Olukotun encouraged the children to routinely practice good personal and environmental hygiene as this was one of the sure ways to prevent transmittable diseases that could make them sick and hence, impact negatively on their academic achievement.
Mrs. Adaeze Anyanna, Team Lead of the foundation, noted that children spend more of their productive hours at school, and so it was essential to teach them good hygiene practices as research has shown them eager and easy to retain what they learn.
The Assistant Head teacher of the school, Mrs. Ogunbanjo thanked the foundation for equipping children with hygiene kits, saying it was a welcome approach in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The programme was supported by Divya Connections and Investment and Perfectti Van Melle.
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