A ward of Gidari union under Sadarupazila has been brought under hand washing activity which is suitable for all and cent percent sanitation coverage.
This was disclosed by the officials in a function held on the premises of Pocharkura Govt. Primary school of the union this noon.
Sadarupazila social service officer Md. NasiruddinPalash addressed the function as the chief guest and acting upazila primary education officer Most. Anju AraGolenur Begum was present at the event as the special guest while local UP chairman Harun-or Rashid alias Idu Miah presided over the ceremony and project coordinator Hasina Parvin was the moderator.
Official sources said,with the financial support of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Australia, SKS Foundation, a local reputed non-government organization, in partnership with World Vision Bangladesh has been implementing theSHOMOTA(Strengthening Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in Wash in Bangladesh) project at the union since 2019 while Centre for Disability Development(CDD), Bangladesh is providing technical assistance.
The officials and employees of the project started motivating the people of the union to wash hands with soaps.
They also understood the people of the union about the negative impact of defecation.
In response, the people of the union, learned from the project officials how to wash hands with soaps to get rid of the diseases including ongoing corona virus. As per their suggestions the peoplerefrained from the defecation to ensure good environment.
At one stage, the organization took decision to declare the 8 number ward of the union as 100 percent hand washing and open defecation free(ODF) ward.
Accordingly, the ward was formally declared as cent percent hand washing which is suitable for all and ODF free ward.
Later the chairman of the union and a number of people of the ward were given crests as recognition to their positive work from the project.
Representative of CDD RashedulAzam and a large number of people, local elite, invited persons, NGO activists including the journalists of print and electronic media attended the function.