SIX schools in Goroka, Eastern Highlands province, now have a better understanding of personal hygiene and cleanliness.
This was made possible through a K6,000 Global Handwashing Day awareness campaign funded by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (Unicef) early this week.
Unicef, donated cartons of soap, buckets and tea towels to the schools as part of the campaign.
The Unicef team first visited Faniufa Sacred Heart Primary school, North Goroka, Sioke Primary, Okifua and Ifiufa primary School.
Unicef representatives, David Musazzi told the children at the schools visited that washing hands before and after eating was important.
Mr Musazzi said 80 countries, including Papua New Guinea, participated in the Global Handwashing Day activities on Oct 14.
He told the students that simple things could determine their future and preventing sicknesses like cholera, dysentery and typhoid.
“If you want to live long and healthy lives, follow the simple steps that have been demonstrated,” Mr Musazzi said.
He thanked all the six schools for participating in the activities.