“WASH YOUR HANDS!”
How many times you say this three word sentence to your kids? May be as a request and sometimes as an order.
I have one 14 year old and one 10 year old and I stopped telling my elder one to wash her hands now. But my younger one still needs to be reminded every day. Not a day goes by, when I don’t have to remind her ‘WASH YOUR HANDS’.
My main concern is ‘Hygiene’ and cleanliness for my girls. My younger one has a big black board and she loves writing on it with chalks. It is a norm to remind her to wash her hands after playing with chalks as it leaves her hands dirty. These are once in awhile play for our kids but there are many primary schools in India where kids write with chalks on slates every day. Hygiene and cleanliness is a problem in various schools in villages.
To tackle the same, Savlon has launched ‘Savlon Swasth India Mission’ on Children’s Day this year and introduced an innovative product to bring a change and help kids all around India. The innovative product is in the form of healthy chalk sticks. These are not only chalk sticks but a soap too as they turn into soap once placed under water and it’s a different experience for kids as they learn how to use cleansers.
Proper hand washing is one of the best way to keep kids from getting sick and spreading diseases, such as cold, flu and stomach problems. As a mom, we want our kids to stay healthy and happy. Even though, it’s simple to do, hand washing is often overlooked.
Initially, my younger one used to get stomach infections often as she would not wash her hands properly after playing and before eating. So, as a mom, I am always on a look out for latest, greatest products for my kids especially that are healthy and sustainable.
In many primary schools, kids still write with chalk on slates and they mostly start their meal time without washing hands. And if children do not have habit of good hygiene, it may damage their health. So, this problem can be solved by using these special chalks. This initiative by Savlon is very thoughtful and can really help to bring about a change regarding washing hands with soaps among children.
As a nutritionist, a teacher and as a mom, I give these chalk sticks a thumbs up and I really appreciate this mission started by Savlon for healthy India. It is an innovative mission which can help many school going kids as it can play an effective role in creating healthy and clean environment in schools.
See this video to know more about this mission. Let me know what you think of this mission.