CWED Takes Hand Washing Campaign To Kaduna Public Primary School

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    A pupil of LEA Narayi, Kaduna washing hand from a Tipi tap during the CWED 2018 Global Hand Washing Day activity in the school on October 15, 2018.

    By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna

    Centre For Water and Environment Development (CWED) as part of its activities to mark the Global Hand Washing Day, took its campaign of benefits of hand washing to pupils of a primary school, with a view to inculcating the habit in them at an early age.

    The event with a theme; GHD 2018 was held at the LEA Primary School, Narayi, Kaduna on Monday October 15, 2018.
    The Programme Manager, Doris Zakama emphasized that every year, they choose a different school to host the event, believing that it would be sustained by such beneficiaries.
    The CWED Programme Manger, Doris Zakama assisting a pupil to read some hygiene tit bits to others at the CWED activity to mark the 2018 Global Hand Washing Day at LEA Primary School Narayi Kaduna on October 15.
    “CWED is committed to sustainable development and the management of water and environmental resources in both rural and urban areas and to improve their effects on the lives of the people through a highly professional team who are conscious of the need to provide adequate and efficient potable water and safe environment for Nigerians.
    Aims and objectives include to improve life of the people and aid development by carrying out and supporting projects that abate water and environmental related problems.
    “To offer advisory services to government and other institutions in designing projects and programmes related to water resources and environmental management in Nigeria.
    ” To hold seminars, workshops, symposia, lectures and technical training courses on knowledge sharing and capacity building related to water and environment, ” she added.
    She explained that they also hold environmental sanitation consciousness programmes in both rural and urban areas.
    “We also serve as research body that conducts research and studies to support the development of water and environmental policies strategies in Nigeria,” she stressed.
    Earlier in his remarks, the Head Teacher of the school,  Bala Barde said Hus school is privileged to host the event.
    “They have contributed to our pupils and  I know the knowledge they have learnt,they will transfer it home. To you children, make sure you take the knowledge home, let your parents learn from you,” he said.
    He thanked the organisers for choosing them.
    In his remarks,the PTA Chairman, John Auta thanked CWED for bringing the event to them.
    On behalf of Education Secretary, Chikun LGA, John Garkuwa on behalf of the state government, welcomed all.
    “First if all I would like to thank Hus Excellency for permitting such programmes. Introducing this programme to the grassroots is a good move because they in primary schools are the majority and it would have multiplying effect in our society,” he stated.
    As part of the activities, exercise books were presented to the pupils.
    A primary five pupil from Clever land Schools, who simply calls himself Young Abdul also performed his recorded  songs on importance of hand washing in Hausa and English languages.

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