Don’t forget to wash your hands

Nov 08, 2010

It’s germ season! School is bringing kids closer together, the weather in the north is keeping more people indoors, and the doctors are calling for us to get our flu shots.

In Hungary, Amway worked with local schools to promote Global Handwashing Day on October 15. More than 75,000 students took part, with 280 schools from across the country  applying to participate.

And of course, Amway drew on the resources of Amway Business Owners (ABOs), and its partnership with UNICEF.

According to UNICEF, the challenge is to transform handwashing with soap from an abstract good idea into an automatic behavior performed in homes, schools and communities worldwide. Turning handwashing with soap before eating and after using the toilet into an ingrained habit could save more lives than any single vaccine or medical intervention, cutting deaths from diarrhea by almost half and deaths from acute respiratory infections by one-quarter.

ABOs served as instructors at their local schools, and provided donations of Amway soap. Amway and UNICEF representatives held a press conference, along with Agnes Kovacs, Olympic Champion Swimmer, and Dr. Emese Szilagyi the Head of the Public Health Service.

The students performed with dances and songs, and displayed their artwork. Then they joined together and … of course … washed their hands.


Thanks to Karin Schmid and Didem Balcioglu for contributing to this post.

  • 1 Comment

    • Neelesh Kshirsagar says:

      good stuff done by our amway distributors
      am proud to be the part of the company

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