the corner-stone of public health and the unsanitary practices in our daily
routine are the prime reason of germs becoming resistant and difficult to
hygiene in schools lends benefit to both, the learning and health of children. This idea
was brought to fruition at the Kids City High School, Model Town Humak,
Islamabad on Monday, 17th October, 2016 by CSL-401 students of NUST.
awareness campaign, "Living Germ-Free" aimed at spreading
understanding about personal hygiene among school children. Aseptic practices
were promoted by enlightening the students to common diseases. Knowledge on
keeping the environment clean, green and germ-free was provided. Colgate® sponsored the care-kits. Dr. Sadia Abubakar (Dentist) from Pakistan
International Hospital was contacted to accompany us to school.
day, activities included lecture and motivational talks from Dr. Sadia, hygiene
based quiz with gift prizes and maze solving
activity. Physical demonstration of hand washing technique was enacted for the easy learning, and
was made interesting by visuals including animated videos and posters.
environment slogan/poster competition was held among students of 4th and 5th
class on the theme ‘Living Germ-Free’. Winners were awarded certificates and prizes
(books, marker & pencil colours). At the end, care-kits provided by
Colgate® were distributed to all the school children. A visit to Al-Hamd
Educational System School was also made for a short motivational program and
Colgate’s care-kits distribution.
The main aim
was achieved and children understood the basic methods by which cleanliness is
maintained and learned about the germs in their surrounding & how to avoid
them. The information shared was made easy through different methods (posters, videos,
puzzles etc.). These children will take what they learned home and spread the
information to their families as well promoting better hygienic conditions in