We received amazing photos and inspiring descriptions of 145 Global Handwashing Day events from around the world on October 15, 2012! From these submissions to our website, we chose our three favorite Global Handwashing Day 2012 photos as winners of our Photo Contest!
Photo #1: Ghana Health and Education Initiative, Ghana
In celebration of Global Handwashing Day, Ghana Health and Education Initiative ran several outreaches to local primary and junior high schools. In each school, students assembled by their polytank and ran through a series of activities including the "Handwashing Song", quiz on important times for handwashing, handwashing demonstrations, and bars of soap and certificates for the participating schools.
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Photo #2: Plan International, Haiti
In honor of Global Handwashing Day, Plan Haiti worked closely with youth and community members on the importance of handwashing with soap.
Photo #3: UNICEF Pakistan
UNICEF, the Government of Pakistan, and NGO partners held a series of Global Handwashing Day events throughout Pakistan including, handwashing demonstrations, competitions (dramas, role plays, songs, posters, drawings and essays) in schools, distribution of soap to selected schools. mass handwashing events in participating schools between 11 - 11.30am, distribution of handwashing books, posters, stickers and banners to schools and health clinics, and mass media campaigns (jingles played on local radio stations, interviews and debates with children about hand washing, handwashing films on local television stations etc.) reaching around 6 million people