GAYO furthered its education to IMAM KHOMEINI primary to educate the pupils on the importance of environmental sanitation as part of our environmental sanitation workshop. And since we had a workshop for the Junior high school, we deemed it appropriate to do same for the primary school.
We were warmly received by the headmaster and staff, who helped in organizing the pupils. The pupils were divided into two groups (ie, lower primary and upper primary), since one classroom could not contain both the lower primary and the upper primary.
Earlier this year, we had reported on the 1st and 2nd environmental workshop which was established by Joshua Amponsem and led by Isaac Abugri. For our 3rd environmental sanitation workshop, the team comprised of three members (Emmanuel Marfo, Charles Obiri and Daystar Babanawo).
Since the workshop was based on environmental sanitation and health with emphasis on personal hygiene and littering, our speakers, after explaining to the pupils what environment is, went on to talk about the reason behind the workshop (ie, environmental sanitation), stating that unhygienic conditions cause diseases, diseases such as diarrhoea, cholera, typhoid, malaria and worm infections, which are mostly acquired by children. We explained further that these diseases can be prevented when our environment is kept clean and we could reduce the level of risk of flooding.