Rotaract Club of Accra-East undertook a personal hygiene outreach at La Anglican 2 Primary and Junior High School in La Dade Kotopon. Described as “War on Germs” club members educated students about the importance of hand washing with soap and clean water in preventing diseases and saving lives. The visiting team also donated buckets, soap, towels and school supplies to the school.

The outreach was held as part of activities to mark the 10th anniversary of the Rotaract Club of Accra East. The outreach was also in honor of Global Hand Washing Day.

President of Rotaract Club of Accra East Mr. Elisha Tubo-Oreriba, Past President Mr. Emmanuel Deho and Project Director Mr. Delali Matewuawe led the students in a demonstration lesson on effective hand-washing with soap and water. The team also explained to the students the benefits of proper hand-washing. Afterwards, the students, in turn, reached out to the community to educate others on the need to observe proper hand washing techniques.

Headteacher of the school Mrs. Olivia Tetteh commended the Club for dedicating resources for the project. Currently in its fifth year, the ‘War on Germs Campaign’ has so far reached some 2,500 students in public schools across the Greater Accra Region.

Credits: | Albert Amekudzi