For the fourth year, students from the Global Public Health Scholars program at the University of Maryland, College Park visited the Center for Young Children (CYC), a laboratory school on the UMD campus.
Children at the CYC arrive in the morning and make their way to the child-sized sinks to wash their hands. They bring the skill home, reminding their families to wash hands after they use the bathroom and before dinner.
Global Public Health Scholars visited the Kindergarten class in the Blue Room, sang handwashing songs, led a handwashing educational activity using the “Glo-Germ,” and worked with the children to make a beautiful Global Handwashing Day banner.
The activity raised awareness about the importance of handwashing for disease prevention and alerted children, college students, and parents about many events happening to celebrate Global Handwashing Day around the world.