Alleviation: An International Journal of Nutrition, Gender & Social Development, ISSN 2348-9340 Volume 1, Number 1 (2014), pp. 1 - 8
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An Intervention on Imparting Awareness on Hygiene & Sanitation to School Children

Rameshwari Pandya, Anjali Pahad
Professors, Department of Extension & Communication,
Faculty of Family & Community Sciences, The M.S.University of Baroda (Gujarat), India


Children are the best change agents and can therefore play an effective role in creating a healthy and clean environment in the schools as well as in their homes. Schools after the family are the best demonstration centers to bring about positive behavioral changes on a sustained basis. As it is said that, in childhood we can shape child how we want. Further the concepts taught at this stage become a habit in adulthood. Thus, keeping in mind these points, it was decided to conduct the project entitled Imparting Awareness regarding Hygiene and Sanitation using folk media amongst selected students in Maharani Laxmibai Primary School. Students became aware and sanitized towards the hygiene and sanitation and their importance in personal, family and community level. The students falling sick due to unhygienic condition were low as per the project worker’s observation. Some of the beneficiaries had not attended such awareness programme in the past so they were interested to learn about the hygiene and sanitation. Overall it was fruitful exercise of imparting awareness regarding hygiene and sanitation amongst the selected students of Maharani Laxmibai Primary School. They were motivated to learn and adopt hygiene and sanitation practices. This reflects that project was well accepted by the students and they were satisfied with the project.

Keywords: Awareness, Hygiene, Intervention, Sanitation, School Children.

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