Water-Health and Hygiene Education Overview
Planet Water’s Water-Health and Hygiene education programs are an integral part of all of our solutions with our objectives focused on creating a change in behavior and knowledge on life-saving hygiene practices starting at an early age.
Our hygiene education programs are implemented through a holistic approach by providing education both in our project schools and also within each community through our school-based and community-based programs.
School-based Hygiene Education Program
Students will learn about germs and how they spread, how and when to wash their hands, the importance of practicing healthy hygiene habits, and how to make healthy food choices to have a healthy body and a healthy mind through a hands-on, activity-based program which incorporates games, drama, song, and storytelling.
Community-based Hygiene Education Program
In addition to learning about the spreading of germs and hand washing, participants will also learn about other healthy hygiene practices such as bathing and tooth brushing, along with learning about the importance of healthy eating and being physically active. The program is comprised of a hands-on, interactive workshop designed in efforts to reinforce practicing healthy hygiene habits at home. During the workshop, hygiene items are distributed to participants to take home.
Sesame Workshop Partnership
In 2012, Planet Water partnered with Sesame Workshop to create multi-media content in support of our Water- Health & Hygiene education programs for both the school and community. Elmo and his friends star in videos that reinforce key messages on the important aspects of hand washing, the spreading of germs, along with healthy hygiene practices to keep our bodies clean. The videos are also accompanied by Teaching Guides, which provide suggestions for teachers on how to gain the most out of viewing the interactive content and instilling key messages through lessons and activities.
The videos are also accompanied by Teaching Guides, which provide suggestions for teachers on how to gain the most out of viewing the interactive content and instilling key messages through lessons and activities.