INTENSIFIED DIARRHEA CONTROL DRIVE
An ‘Intensified Diarrhea Control
Drive’ was conducted in the junior school during the week 08-12 July 2019. The
aim of this drive was to sensitize children about safe water, food, washing of
hands, sanitation, personal hygiene as well as clean surroundings. All teachers
& students of the Junior Wing were involved in this drive.
Various hands-on activities
as well as demonstrations were conducted as a part of this drive. All
activities were planned under the paradigm project WASH (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene) of the Government of India.
Safe Hands & appropriate Hand washing
Under this movement,
students were shown videos in the classroom about the importance of hand
washing and appropriate way of washing hands was also demonstrated.
were given to children in order to help them understand importance of washing hands
before taking meals & after urinating & defecating.
Children were also
observed while washing hands and were guided the appropriate way for complete
Safe Drinking Water & Hygienic food
The relevance of
drinking clean water was discussed in the class. They were explained about the
safe water joints at school that are enabled with a water purifying plant.
Also students were
involved in making their personal charcoal water purifier as a project.
Children were encouraged to ensure safe water drinking habits at home as well.
Helpful tips were
discussed with children about keeping food safe from flies and insects. Ill
effects of consuming contaminated food were shared with students.
Hygienic eating practices were encouraged and
children were encouraged to spread table napkins before taking meals.
Personal Hygiene & Clean Surroundings
Emphasis was laid on
personal hygiene wherein a Tooth brush making activity was done by students.
Teachers explained them the relevance of oral hygiene.
involved in ‘Shramdaan’ activities in
which they cleaned their surroundings in order to avoid
breeding of mosquitoes & flies.
Posters for Promotion
informative as well as eye-catchy posters promoting safe water, sanitation
The posters were
displayed in their classes as a gentle reminder for safety & hygiene.
The aim of this drive was to
inculcate habits of safe drinking water, personal hygiene through hand washing
& sanitation and clean surroundings. Through the above mentioned activities
an ethos of safety & prevention from Diarrhea was developed amongst