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You do everything you can to protect your child.

You teach them little healthy habits.

But every minute around the world, a parent loses a child to a preventable disease such as diarrhoea.

The Simple Solution: Hand Washing with Soap

Even though hand washing is part of our daily routine, we quite often don't get it right. Did you know that the CDC (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends that one should spend at least 20 seconds scrubbing his or her hands with soap?

As part of the Global Handwashing Day campaign, we are on a mission to spread awareness about the importance of hand washing with soap, and drive habit change especially among young children.

“The number of deaths of children each year from infectious diseases, such as diarrhoea, are still considerable and represent a significant global crisis. However, the good news is that diarrhoea is preventable, and good hand hygiene practices are one of the simplest measures we can all take to help protect ourselves and our families. Simply hand washing with an effective soap at key times, such as after going to the toilet, and before eating, can go a long way in breaking the chain of infection and preventing these unnecessary deaths.”

Professor John Oxford, Chairman of the Global Hygiene Council

Participate to Give Life a Hand

This Global Handwashing Day, a letter will have the power to save a life.

A letter for life that brings soap in the hands of a child and breaks the chain of infection.

Through a fun and simple-to-do home activity, your kids can send soap in the form of a letter to countless children helping them live healthier lives.

Let’s inspire our children to share the protection of soap with those who don’t have access to any.

More than a million children need soap. Every letter sent will make a difference.

There are 2 easy ways to participate in this year’s Global Handwashing Day

1. Make your own physical #LetterforLife

There are only 4 fun & simple easy steps to make your #LetterforLife. Follow the 4 steps are demonstarted below,

  • Write then soap
  • Spread the soap
  • Wet your hands
  • Wash your hands

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Once your letter is dry, kindly send your letter to:

        HDI Youth Marketeers,
        23 Hobart Road,
        Hobart Square Office Park,
        Bryanston,
        2021,
        Johannesburg

 

2. Send your #LetterforLife digitally

Dettol will make a physical letter on your behalf, all you have to do is leave a message for a child on our Facebook page

For every #LetterForLife we received either Physically or digitally, Dettol will send out these #LettersForLife to needing schools in order to educate children on healthy hygiene habits starting with hand washing. 

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