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Record 2000 Ugandan students wash their hands

NWSC MD Dr Mugisha washes hands at the launch of Schools Hand Washing campaign in Kampala on Friday. PHOTO NWSC MEDIA

NWSC hosts 3rd edition of the Annual School water and Sanitation convention

Over 3000 students from over 100 school countrywide on Friday signed a commitment to promote hand washing as the Young Water Professionals (YWP) Uganda chapter launched the Schools Hand Washing Campaign 2017.

At exactly 1pm, for 5 minutes, 2000 students washed their hands to launch the campaign at the annual Uganda Schools Water and Sanitation Clubs Convention 2017 at Ggaba water works  in Kampala. The YWP campaign supported by National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) is to be spread to all primary and secondary schools in Uganda.

Good personal hygiene, thorough handwashing with soap and clean, running water, and safe diapering practices are critical to helping prevent the spread of illness and disease.

The event started with an educational tour where the  students toured all NWSC plants at Ggaba.

Various schools showcsed their sanitation innovations and technology with the day ending with various awards in different categories for the water clubs. One of the highlights was a invention of a local solar water heater by St. Peters Nsambya SS while other schools presented water and sanitation poems,skits, plays, drama, songs aimed at protecting the environment.

Students get prizes after various exhibitions

Water clubs show their activities

The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Water and Environment Alfred Okidi and NWSC Managing Director Dr. Eng Silver Mugisha were the chief guests at the schools water convention.

Namilyango won the School Water and Sanitation Clubs Innovation and  Tech Competition while Budo Junior were crowned winners of the poem competition in the primary schools category .

Green Hill Academy were best in the Essay writing competition.

All winners got cash prizes from NWSC and selected schools won a fully paid trip abroad. (See FULL list page 2 – CLICK)

Special awards were also presented to some of the outstanding ladies in support of the girl child and encouraging them to persue engineering and other science related courses.

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