During the Coronovirus pandemic crisis, GWAM is continuing to work with communities to teach good handwashing practices to help stop the spread of the virus. The hundreds of clean, safe water wells we have drilled, along with your gracious support, over the past few years, are currently being used as a source of life-saving water for handwashing stations.
The program is called WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene), and it teaches the need to wash hands with soap. Some of the key insights of the program include; why to wash hands, how to wash hands, and when to wash hands. Over the years, this program has proven to save lives in rural village communities in Northern Ghana. We believe that if we want to affect behavior change in our children and the need to be innovative to inspire them. The program trainers engaged with school children in handwashing activities. They are introduced to the importance of washing hands with water and soap and the life-saving benefits. These practices are simple, and in the United States, we often take them for granted. But, in rural village communities, it can be the difference between life and death for children.