Hand Washing Heroes – The Latest News

Updated: 29 November 2020

Over 3,000 individual Hand Washing Heroes have been trained across the Emirates and in countries as far as China, Japan, Australia, India and Sudan! Dozens of volunteer Heroes have heeded our call to ‘Pass it Forward’ training family and friends in far off countries. While it may seem simple, hand washing is one of the best barriers we have against COVID-19 and not enough people do it well. Furthermore, we notice that many people still leave the tap running while washing up exacerbating the global water crisis.

The following schools have participated in the Hand Washing Hero program:

  • Alahliya Private School, Sharjah
  • Dehli Private School, Sharjah
  • English College, Dubai
  • Cambridge International Private School, Sharjah
  • GEMS Wellington International School, Dubai
  • Global Indian International School, Dubai
  • New Dehli Private School, Sharjah
  • New Millenium School Al Khail, Dubai
  • Saint Mary’s Catholic School, Dubai
  • Taryam America Private School, Sharjah
  • Shola Private School, Sharjah
  • Victory Heights Primary School, Dubai

Featured School: GEMS New Millennium School Al Khail

All primary students at GEMS New Millennium School Al Khail
were trained by Student Council members

It started with just one student, Manvith Lobo. Over the summer, he was trained by his friend Bhakti. She inspired him to go on and train more than 100 people, earning his Gold badge like she did.

Thanks to his energy and enthusiasm, his school took notice and signed up the entire Student Council for training by Water Alliance.

Under the guidance of the Head of Primary, Council members conducted their own trainings to ensure each student understands the importance of proper hand washing and saving water. Some 50 student leaders brought the program to 500 primary school pupils!

In his words, Manvith says: “Water Alliance made me believe that I can be a change maker. I’m elated to earn my Gold Badge! Sustainable living starts with a small effort by each one of us following responsible water behaviour.” 
@manvithlobo


Featured Star Hand Washing Heroes

Recognizing the incredible efforts of those individuals who have passed forward their learning and collectively touched the lives of thousands more.

Gold level: Abarnaa Sai.V, Bhakti Venkatesh Hegde, Madhav and Raghav Krishna Seshadri Sumanth, Manvith Lobo, Ritika Oberoi, Saanvi Hemachandra Rao, Saima Khursheed

Silver level: Akshi Dadhwal, Amoghavarsha Bhat, Dolly Malhotra Seth, Mishal and Mir Faraz

Bronze level: Aditri Ajay Kumar, Cecilia Braidy, Tanmaya Babu

Some notable accomplishments:

Isha, from Kings School and one of our Student Ambassadors, was featured this month in KT Young Times with her very own Hand Washing tutorial. CHECK THIS OUT!

Raghav and Madhav were invited to host a virtual training session at the VIT University Alumni conference (SEE BELOW). We got to watch their fantastic presentation and were duly impressed. So nice to watch these self-assured young students marching ahead in tune with planet and people. Here is a short snippet from their training session.

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