GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY
WHAT IS GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY?
Every year, on October 15, 200 million people in more than 100 countries come together to celebrate Global Handwashing Day. As an official co-founder, Safeguard helps organize Global Handwashing Day events around the world. These events educate millions of people about the benefits of washing their hands with soap and water.
Support a global culture of handwashing with soap and water.
Evaluate the handwashing aptitude in every country to help measure improvement.
Raise awareness about the benefits of handwashing with soap.
WAYS TO CELEBRATE
You can observe Global Handwashing Day in your own home and encourage good hygiene habits in your kids all year round. Try one—or all—of these fun activities to help teach your kids about how germs are spread, and when and how to wash their hands.
THE GLITTER-FINGER GERM TEST
CREATE HANDWASHING CHART
A handwashing chart is a great way to remind children to wash their hands throughout the day. Create a chart with columns for each different hand-washing occasion, such as before eating, after sneezing, after using the toilet, etc. Get fun, unique stickers that your children can earn and stick on when they remember to wash their hands without being reminded.