It is in my hands to make change happen: promoting hand washing

It is in my hands to make change happen: promoting hand washing

 

In looking at  TippyTap, a wonderful site that provides tools for how to build a simple handwashing system, I was inspired to write this post.

As we fight against poverty we are reminded that the apparently simple act of washing one’s hands, which many of us perform several times a day, has the potential to be truly transformational in the context of a developing country – in a state where often feelings of hope and expectations have been totally abandoned.

The simple gesture of hand washing can have a series of profound impacts:

  • A message of hope: I am doing something for myself, that is going to help me be healthier
  • Leading to a re-establishent of  a sense of dignity
  • Therefore, something good can actually happen to me
  • Therefore, something might change in my life
  • A boost to one’s ego immediately raises the level of expectations from life.

We have a very different attitude when we expect something out of life. It leads to an active  versus a passive way of living.

By | 2013-08-13T14:05:27+00:00 July 16th, 2012|Hannah's Message, Our Views|0 Comments

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