DRASA, Ikeja Electric, Kleanmate mark Global Handwashing Day with 1,100 students in Lagos
To celebrate this year’s Global Handwashing Day, the Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh (DRASA) Health Trust partnered with Ikeja Electric and Kleanmate to visit six schools and had more than 1,100 students all over Lagos State washing their hands at the same time.
The goal was to educate students on the importance of handwashing as an effective way to stop the spread of diseases, use activities to show how germs spread, and teach students the proper way to wash their hands.
The six schools visited were United Junior High School in Ikorodu; Amuwo Odofin Junior/Secondary School in Amuwo Odofin; Gbagada Junior Comprehensive in Shomolu; Oke-Ira Junior Grammar School in Ikeja; Community Junior Grammar School in Akowonjo; and Iju Obawale Junior Grammar School in Abule Egba. Ikeja Electric’s Head of Brands, Mrs. Titi Aikhomu, stated their commitment to improve the wellbeing and health of Nigerians in these six communities, which they serve.
In support of the hygiene awareness campaign, Kleanmate donated its liquid handwash, which was distributed to students and teachers at each school.
Kleanmate’s General Manager, Mr. Amar Hathiramani, noted that his company was proud to be part of this initiative.
He added that the firm strives to improve cleanliness and health in Nigeria with its products.“Handwashing is one of the simplest and most effective ways of preventing the spread of diseases and viruses,” he said.
According to DRASA’s Managing Director, Niniola Soleye, “DRASA aims to get all Nigerians aware of the benefits of washing their hands. And through our #ItStartsWithMe campaign, we have been doing just that. We want good health and hygiene to become commonplace in Nigeria so we are excited to be doing this in celebration of Global Handwashing Day,” Soleye added.
“DRASA calls on everyone to wash their hands and join and support the campaign by donating on its website: www.drasatrust.org/donate.“The Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh (DRASA) Health Trust is an non-governmental organisation established in memory of Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, the heroine who correctly diagnosed and contained Nigeria’s first Ebola patient, preventing a major outbreak.
“DRASA’s mission is to improve Nigeria’s healthcare system with a focus on infectious diseases and outbreak preparedness ”
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