Oxfam, Save the Children, ACTED, and JEN held a full day of activities to celebrate Global Hand Washing Day on Thursday in Zaatari Camp. The Voice team attended the activities set-up by the organizations to raise children’s awareness about hygiene and its importance. The events started with a parade that covered every sector of the camp to mobilize the children and include them in the activities. After that the day included plays performed by the children, face painting, tug of war, hand washing, playing with balloons and other games.
The children expressed their excitement at joining the activities all the time; they raced to get their faces painted, watched the plays attentively, chanted key messages that encourage good hygiene, and sang together a collection of songs they already knew and others they learnt from aid workers in the camp who are there daily. The songs carried the messages of Global Hand Washing Day.