Wash your hands. Brush your teeth. Comb your hair.
These are one of the first things my mom taught me. She says we always have to stay clean and neat. I thought she was just being “difficult” because she wants us to always look good. I was a child. I just wanted to play all day!! As I grew up I realized it was just more than just looking good.
A BIGGER KILLER THAN AIDS
Did you know that diarrhea is a bigger killer than AIDS? Two million children under 5 years old die every year due to infections like diarrhea and pneumonia! Two million! ::shocked:: The simple act of washing hands after using the toilet and before eating can actually reduce the risk of infection by 45%.
Here is a father walking on his hands all the way to the temple because he is celebrating his son’s 5th birthday — his only son to reach the age of five. Gondappa lives in the village of Thesgora in India. Thesgora has one of the highest rates of diarrhea in the country.
I dare you to watch this video without feeling anything. I was moved to tears by the time the short film finished. [I’m still teary-eyed as I write this!]
In 1895, the Lever brothers launched Lifebouy to get rid of a cholera outbreak. Lifebouy has been trying to help prevent these unnecessary deaths by teaching children to wash their hands with soap and water.
Lifebouy is aiming to bring more awareness to Thesgora – and other villages – through a series of on the ground charity work to help more children reach the age of 5.
HOW WE CAN HELP
Follow Lifebouy Facebook Page and pledge your support to help celebrate the 5th birthday of every single child. Also, you can tweet about this video and use the hashtag: #HelpAchildReach5 to spread more awareness!
This is a sponsored post from Lifebouy to spread awareness. However, all opinions are my own.