BY DAVID ADUGE-ANI
In continuation of its public enlightenment programme on personal hygiene in selected junior secondary schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), a nongovernmental organization, Helpline Foundation for the Needy, has organised a personal hygiene programme for students of Junior Secondary School Kpaiygi in Kuje area council.
A senior programme officer of the foundation, Ms. Omozele Ojeme told reporters that the projects is one of foundation’s initiate to sensitize teachers and students on environmental diseases and personal hygiene.
Ojeme explained that the project tagged: ‘Hygiene Promotion in School Through School’ was aimed to address the Sustainable Development Goals 3, which according to her, seeks to ensure health and well-being for all, at every stage of life.
Speaking on the topic: ‘Basics of Personal Hygiene and Hand Washing Techniques’, Ojeme noted that unhealthy environmental condition increases the risk of both non-communicable and infectious diseases as well as the importance of regular hand washing.
She tasked teachers, especially at the junior secondary schools level to always teach students of basic techniques on personal hygiene and other environmental diseases, while calling on relevant authorities to provide basic amenities in public schools across the territory.
One of the resource persons, Jane Williams in a paper presentation titled; ‘Environmental Hygiene and the Link between Hygiene and Mental health’, told participants that unhealthy environment leads to all manners of behavior, pointing out that it is ungodly to promote untidy environment.