Nile Hope Foundation donates soaps to PoCs students

By Mandela Nelson Denis

Nile Hope Foundation, a national Non-Governmental Organization has donated 20 cartons of soap  to students studying at the Protection of Civilian Site three (POC3).

The Organization delivered the aids  yesterday as South Sudan joined the rest of the world to mark Global Handwashing Day

Victoria Poni Ezbon, Project Manager of Nile Hope Foundation, said the 20 cartons of soap was  part of the 300 cartons they planned to give to 7200 households.

“Though we started with the students, our aim is to give a bar of soap per every household  to facilitate the families in the fight against Cholera and other diseases which could spread through poor hygiene,” Ezbon said.

She explained that their project was aimed at creating awareness in the PoCs to prevent further outbreak of Cholera, saying it was only possible when the people learned how to wash their hands with soap after visiting the latrine.

Charles Riek the Chairman of PoC3 urged students to take the issues of hygiene very seriously so as to remain healthy.

He demonstrated how to wash hands with soap to the students and pupils, while urging them to take the habit as a daily routine.

The Coordinator of WASH at Nile Hope Foundation, Mr. John Biolk also advised the student to always wash their hands with soap.

Global Handwasing Day is celebrated annually and the first was held in 2008 which attracted over 120milion children around the world in 70 countries who washed their hands.

The Global Handwashing Day is designed to foster and support a global and local culture of handwashing with soap, shine a spotlight on the state of handwashing around the world and raise awareness about the benefits of handwashing with soap.

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