October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of hand washing with soap. This year’s theme was ‘Our Hands, Our Future’,
Thinking of the future, we strive for continued health, well-being, and productivity for ourselves, our families, and our communities. Handwashing is an affordable, effective way to achieve these goals.
Keeping in mind the importance of the message behind this day
TNW team about SDGs program coordinated with ZEST schools program and celebrated the day at 100 non formal ZEST Schools in Karachi. 100 ZEST school’s teacher delivered awareness sessions to over 3600 students (7-11 age) and tried to convey the message with realisation that handwashing with soap has the power to improve access to education for children, protect the health of communities, and reduce inequities. It has an important role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals—contributing to zero hunger, good health, quality education, reduced inequalities, and more.