MORE THAN 35 GIRLS AND CHILDREN OF THE EDUCATIONAL UNIT CHASQUIPAMPA ARE FORMED AS SCHOOL PROMOTERS TO PROMOTE HYGIENIC PRACTICES

More than 35 girls and boys from the Chasquipampa Educational Unit of the Municipality of La Paz were trained as school promoters to promote hygiene practices, the efficient use of water and the care of school health services.

The small promoters were trained in these three themes with the aim of contributing to improving the health of students in their educational unit through the dissemination of messages on good hygiene practices.

Technicians from the Sumaj Huasi Foundation conducted training workshops with puppets, theater, games and participatory activities where they learned the correct technique of hand washing, personal hygiene among others.

So also has created characters that will be accompanying them during this management they are: Super T (toilet), Basukin (dumpster), Super U (urinal), Griffity (water tap), Lavaman (sink), Aurora the Saver (bottle saving), the Droplet (drop of water), Espumosito (Javoncillo), Sequin (towel), Papelín (toilet paper) and the school promoters Rosita and Pepe.

At the conclusion of the training workshops, the school promoters made their commitment to the director of the educational establishment to replicate their knowledge with their classmates.

Marcos Poma, school promoter, only 9 years old tells us about his experience in training workshops “I have been taught many things, for example how to take care of the environment, save water, take care of my school bathroom, starting now I am committed to teaching everything good to take care of our health, “said Poma.

Mariluz Mamani, school promoter, also tells us her experience “I am happy for what I have learned, now I must promote cleanliness in my school, I will teach my classmates to take care of the water recycling and also to take care of the bathrooms that are always clean, “said Mamani.

Meanwhile, Justina Chambilla, Director of the educational unit, stressed that the materials used for the teaching process were didactic which allowed children to assimilate the messages “has been a very interesting sensation process our children have managed to understand everything what they have been taught now, we are going to coordinate so they can replicate throughout the school, “said Chambilla.

The project “Improvement of hygiene, sanitation and health infrastructure” is funded by the Education and Cooperation Foundation – EDUCO, in coordination with the Autonomous Municipal Government of La Paz and executed by the Sumaj Huasi Foundation “For Healthy Housing”.

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