The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has designated October 15 as “World Handwashing Day” to raise awareness on handwashing which plays a crucial role in preventing the spread of diseases. UNICEF warns that 3 in 10 people do not have basic hand washing facilities at home to fight off infectious diseases. Besides, hand washing” is not a common enough habit all over the world.
For this reason, it is important to turn it into a habit by emphasising its importance on this special day. The main objective is not to be limited to just one day, but to encourage hand washing with soap throughout the year.
The Association wants to raise awareness about Hand Washing in İzmir Kemeraltı Clock Tower and İzmir Alsancak Cyprus Martyrs District.
Brochures, questionnaires and soap (under the sponsorship of Dalan Soaps) are distributed to passersby.