Tema, Feb. 23, GNA – Environmental Health Club, a Tema-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) has launched a hand hygiene sensitisation, awareness-creation, and education programme at the DEKS Educational Institute in the Metropolis.

Ms Linda Essandoh, an environmentalist and a student from Britain expressed concern about the constant contact children make with contaminated items, hence the need for parents to offer them lessons in hygiene.

Ms Esandoh, reminded students of the Institute that on their way to school, they would normally come into contact with millions of germs, when for example, they opened and closed doors, boarded vehicles and handled currencies, or used computers and shook hands with others.

Ms Christiana Agor, first runner-up of Ghana’s Most Beautiful Reality Show of 2011, emphasised the need for students to use hand sanitisers in cleaning their hands, saying that this could help reduce diseases caused by germs.

Ms Agor urged the students to act as ambassadors of environmental sanitation and personal hygiene in their communities to help create the awareness on the need for hand hygiene.

Mr Robert Amiteye, Project Co-ordinator of the Club, pointed out that preventive health was the best way of life for any healthy human being and asked Ghanaians to ensure that their personal safety and that of the environment are safe guarded.

Ms Gloria Kafui Amegah and Ms Esther Amankwah, both members of the NGO, demonstrated the effective application of hand sanitiser to the students.

At the Christian Vertical Centre Junior High School at Community Five, the NGO donated books on earth-keeping to the authorities.

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