Cakasa Ebenezer Foundation (CEF) proudly joined the global community in celebrating the annual Global Handwashing Day, an initiative aimed at advocating for the critical importance of hand hygiene in disease prevention and life-saving measures.
Led by the Executive Director, Mrs. Helen Egbe, CEF actively participated in the 2023 Global Handwashing Day, aligning its efforts with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6, which emphasizes clean water and sanitation for all. The foundation engaged pupils from the Cakasa Road Safety Clubs in New City, Palm Avenue, and Oduduwa Primary Schools, situated in the Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos.
The event witnessed an interactive and educational session orchestrated by dedicated CEF volunteers, focusing on cultivating effective handwashing behaviours among the students. Through engaging activities and practical demonstrations, the children were guided on proper handwashing techniques using soap and water. Additionally, they were equipped with valuable knowledge on healthy practices to prevent the spread of germs, facilitated by interactive materials such as colouring exercises, word searches, and puzzles.
Global Handwashing Day, established by the Global Handwashing Partnership, serves as an opportune moment to foster innovative approaches encouraging widespread adoption of handwashing with soap. Mrs. Helen Egbe emphasized, “Clean hands are within reach,” echoing this year’s theme, underscoring the collective responsibility and leadership required to ensure universal access and practice of hand hygiene.
Since its inception in 2008, Global Handwashing Day has galvanized millions worldwide to embrace handwashing as a fundamental preventive measure against diseases. CEF remains committed to leveraging such platforms to reinforce the significance of clean hands as a pivotal gateway to preserving lives.