Kids get animated about hygiene!
Since late 2020, Action Against Hunger (AAH) has been working with schools and IDP communities on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and Covid-19 response measures for the protection of children and their families, within the framework of the project “Economic and Social Participation of Vulnerable Displaced and Local Population in the South Caucasus” (EPIC) programme as implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in partnership with Action Against Hunger, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Action Against Hunger Hygiene Promotion officers have been visiting selected public schools in both east and west Georgia. Over the course of three sessions, students learn about different hygiene measures – from handwashing to good food hygiene - and are encouraged to spread their knowledge to their peers and at home with their families. In teaching the kids about the importance of personal hygiene, clean drinking water, healthy food hygiene, and the role of germs in flu and Covid-19 prevention, the sessions employ a practical and participative approach using visual aids, props, role-play and physically distanced group work to create a positive, interactive learning environment. In addition, AAH organized methodological training for schoolteachers and animation video training for high school students who then created their own animation videos covering the various programme topics. Here are two videos covering these activities: