Tenicoura, 12, (right) from Mali: "I have noticed a difference - when you wash hands with soap you avoid disease." #waterwednesday
Tenicoura attends a school where WaterAid has rehabilitated an old latrine block and helped set up a school hygiene program.
Yacouba, left, said: "“I wash my hands when I want to eat and also when I finish. I also wash my hands after I go to the toilet. Also, when I eat I make sure my food is covered from flies. I wash my hands to avoid dirtiness because if you don’t wash your hands when you eat, you eat the dirtiness. I used to get sick, especially with stomach aches and headaches. Since my teacher taught me about hygiene and I started doing what he taught me for example washing my hands and body I can notice that I don’t get sick anymore. I learned about hygiene through my teacher in the classroom. He taught me to wash my hands before and after eating and after using the toilet. I taught my family about hygiene particularly my mom and dad because my brothers and sisters also learn about good hygiene."
#waterwednesday "We learned to wash our hands at school, we tell our siblings to wash theirs too." Kids at Chiobola School, Zambia where WaterAid promoted good hygiene practices and helped to build a new bathroom block. Photo: WaterAid / Anna Kari