Students learn about handwashing, personal hygiene under new 'sustainable education' project

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2021 10:18

Students at Le Lai Primary School in HCM City’s Tan Phu District experience "smart" handwashing sinks. — Photo Courtesy of AEON Vietnam

Extracurricular activities for more than 50,000 students at 30 primary schools and kindergartens in HCM City are being provided this year under a project called Sustainable Education for Youth.

In Ha Noi and Binh Duong Province, the project will install 50 handwashing sinks at 50 kindergartens and primary schools in April, and organise extracurricular activities for more than 32,000 students in May and June.

The project of AEON Vietnam Co., Ltd (AEON Vietnam), which runs from 2020 to 2024, is being done in collaboration with local departments of Education and Training in four cities and provinces where AEON Vietnam is active.

Under the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020-2021 school year has focused on the topic of personal hygiene with the message "Clean hands - Strengthen future", with the aim to raise the children's understanding of the importance of handwashing personal hygiene in preventing disease.

Tran Thi Khanh, principal at Le Lai Primary School in Tan Phu District, said: “This activity not only provides students better self-care knowledge especially during the pandemic, but also helps them be confident in group activities and enjoy fun moments together."

Sasamori Hiroaki, the back office executive director of AEON Vietnam, said: “Although the COVID-19 situation in Viet Nam has become more stable, AEON Vietnam always believes that raising awareness and equipping children with skills are the best ways to prepare for an unexpected crisis."

The project was launched in Hai Phong city in September last year, where more than 10,000 students in Hai Phong participated in extracurricular activities and received clean-hands handbooks. — VNS

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