Mobilink and UNICEF celebrate Global Hand Washing Day 2012
Islamabad (Monday, October 15, 2012) – Mobilink and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) have joined hands to launch Global Hand-washing Day across Pakistan. The representatives of the Federal Ministry for Climate Change, UNICEF and Mobilink Torchbearers jointly launched the initiative.
Global Hand-washing Day is a broad-based initiative to spread-hand wash hygiene-awareness, educate children on the proper technique of hand washing, as well as reaffirm a commitment to proper hygiene.
UNICEF is celebrating Global Hand washing Day 2012 across Pakistan by providing 250,000 children with hand washing soap as well as lessons to nearly half a million children on the benefits of hand washing.
Mobilink will be sending out informational messages to its subscriber base to raise awareness. Mobilink Torchbearers will also participate in the school- based activities to help spread awareness.
This initiative is particularly important in light of the devastating floods in Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan, where many thousands of children remain susceptible to waterborne diseases in areas where water has still not receded.
Mehmood Alam, Secretary Ministry of Climate Change highlighted, Islam teaches us cleanliness is half of Godliness. We can build good hygiene practices and habits on the solid rock of our basic values.” (Press Release)