In Ghana, over 10,000 kids die of diarrhea related diseases before the age of five. Studies have shown that hand washing with soap and clean water can reduce diarrhea related diseases by 45% which can have a significant effect on reducing child mortality and school absenteeism.

Global Handwashing Day is on the 15th of October, 2014 and the Ghana Volunteer Program is looking for at least a 100 volunteers for a Unilever sponsored volunteer activity.

The Global Handwashing Day event mainly involves school visits. All volunteers will be divided into groups. Each group assigned to a cluster of schools and one group assigned to the town storm/float. At each school, volunteers will visit each class and teach the kids the right hand washing practice.

All volunteers will receive a Unilever branded volunteers kit (T-Shirt, cap, wrist bands and towels), transportation to and from destination and lunch. There will be a training session before the Global Handwashing Day activity (15th October, 2014). Details for that will be available soon.

Be a proud Volunteer to help a child reach five. Let’s help eradicate cholera and other diarrhea related diseases in Ghana.This is not only a great opportunity to give back through community service but a great learning experience that can be added to your CV.Help a child reach fivetoday by registeringHERE.

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