Tunza Eco-Generation and IDEAS for University of Cape Coast, on the 8th of April 2016, went to SAMROSE COMPLEX ACADEMY to educate the pupils on the importance of environmental sanitation as part of our environmental sanitation workshop which I have been posting reports on.
Already, I have posted 3 reports and the 3rd workshop was posted just about a week now.
We were warmly received by the staff present due to the absence of the headmistress and assistant, they helped in organizing the pupils.
As mentioned in all the previous reports, we highlighted on basic sanitation practices and things that our young generation can do to keep their environment clean. This time round, we had a female – called Daystar joining our team and she did an incredible job educating the children on environmental health and sanitation.
Daystar first explained the meaning of environment and sanitation to the pupils. She then went on to talk about the reason behind the workshop (ie, environmental sanitation), stating that unhygienic conditions cause diseases, diseases such as diarrhoea, cholera, typhoid, malaria and worm infections, which are mostly acquired by children. She explained further that these diseases can be prevented when our environment is kept clean.
Emmanuel Marfo also touched on littering, stating that littering causes gutters to be choked leading to floods, and that one should always dispose of waste properly. He also said that one should keep waste such as rubbers and plastics till one sees a waste bin and that littered environments destroy other organisms that are useful and important to us.
On personal hygiene, Daystar stated the following as practices that promote personal hygiene bathing at least twice a day, brushing our teeth at least twice a day, washing our hands with soap and running water frequently, washing our clothes, trimming our fingernails and keeping our hair neat.
Next thing we did after our Environmental Sanitation Workshop was a Drawing Competition for all the four participating schools. Expect report soon!