Soapy water spilled on the dirt ground as little hands rubbed together with enthusiasm. Village children were performing the technique they had just learned. Smiles strung across the faces of young and old alike as they washed their hands, participating in Global Hand Washing Day activities.
A Day Worth Celebrating
Last year GFA-supported workers across Asia joined together in spreading awareness about the importance of hand washing. Many villages and slums alike participated in activities organized by Sisters of Compassion, Women’s Fellowships, Bridge of Hope staff and GFA-supported pastors. In some areas they taught children action songs, followed by practical information on the importance of hand washing, explaining how this simple act helps prevent sicknesses and diseases.