‘Interaction Program with Child Club of Schools’ to mark Global Handwashing Day


On the occasion of Global Handwashing Day 2017, Paschim Paaila with support of WaterAid Nepal, in coordination with ENPHO and Department of Education, organized ‘Interaction Program with Child Club of Schools’ on October 15, 2017 at Alfa House, New Baneshwor. The theme for Global Handwashing Day 2017 is “Our Hands, Our Future”. The program was organized with an objective to raise the awareness on importance of handwashing amongst the school children for good health and better tomorrow.

Ms. Tripti Rai, Country Director of WaterAid Nepal and Mr. Bipin Dangol, Executive Director of ENPHO jointly inaugurated the program by washing hand with soap and water. During the program, Mr. Dangol presented the data related to water borne diseases in Nepalese and global context. Furthermore, he highlighted the importance of handwashing with soap for the reduction of water borne diseases. Similarly, Ms. Upama Adhikari, Health and Advocacy Officer of WaterAid Nepal shared the information on status of handwashing in Nepal, critical times and six steps of handwashing. Ms. Nirmala Mainali, Engineer of Department of Education shared the basic information and objective of WASH in school, guideline for designing Child, Gender, Disable (CGD) friendly toilets in schools.

Altogether, 88 child club member students of 4 different schools actively participated the program. Furthermore, quiz session was also conducted based on information shared in presentations to review the learning of the students.