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Civic organization commemorates Water and Sanitary hygiene day

by Stephen Jakes
27 Oct 2021 at 13:41hrs | Views
Community based organization , Trusted Therapy Trust recently  commemorated global hand washing day called Water and Sanitary Hygiene( Wash)  at Robert Sinyoka in Bulawayo where they trained villagers on how to wash hands and how to manufacture sanitisers.

Trusted Therapy Trust founder Sibongile Ndlovu said  they taught  villagers  7 steps of how to wash hands after realizing that people are not aware of those  necessary steps that need to be taken when washing hands.

"We educated villagers about the importance of washing hands. There are seven steps that need to be taken note of when washing hands which is what most of the people are not aware of. We have realized that after people are  provided with sanitizers most them  do not know how to apply them effectively  on their hands instead they just spill it,'' said Ndlovu.

She  said some of the steps involve back of the hand rubbing with another palm and then change to another one, all fingers holding one thump and wash it and also all fingers put together rubbing one palm to wash it and then change to another one.

Ndlovu indicated that they manufactured 20 litres of liquid soap which they donated to villagers adding that they will continue to assist the community with ingredients of manufacturing the detergents.

Trusted Therapy Trust consultant Lancelot Chiveya said they will go back to the same community in the near future to assist them in acquiring birth records.

Ward 17 councilor Sikhulekile Moyo paid tribute to  the organization and  said there were three villages namely Methodist, St Peters and Robert Sinyoka.

"We would like to thank the orgainisation for coming to train  villagers on life skills and for conscientising villagers about the importance of washing hands especial during this global pandemic," Moyo said.

However Global Handwashing day is an international hand washing promotion campaign to motivate and mobilise people around the world to improve their handwashing habits, the day occurs on October 15.

Source - Byo24News