NAWAMED endorses the campaign “Our Future is at Hand – Let’s Move Forward Together” in Tunisia
The NAWAMED project supported again the Global Handwashing Day, with the Centre for Water Researches and Technologies, CERTE in collaboration with the public primary school Nozhet Essoltan City at Borj Cedria, on October 13, 2021. It was a great surprise and happiness, to discover that this year the school prepared a special program related to the event with the pupils and teachers, such as songs in Arabic, in French and in English, dance bands, and a theatre piece, showing that last year's action (more info here) had a long lasting impact and was totally adopted by teachers and pupils. During the celebration of this year, pupils were also actors and parents were involved in preparing the costumes and supporting their children-pupils, which widened the circle of impact.
Around the world up to 443 million school days are lost every year because of water-related illnesses
After the awareness raising by the NAWAMED team on the importance and impact of hand washing as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives, a drawing workshop was conducted with the assistance of the teachers. This workshop allowed the pupils to represent, illustrate and invent what they retained as well as their feelings. The pupils proudly presented their drawings. It was an opportunity to recall the importance of water and the potential for reuse of grey water produced by daily hand washing.
31% of schools don’t have clean water