The project is in continuation of Hope Ambassadors' signature program of ‘Clean Hands Save Lives’. It involves the construction of 3,700 handwash stations in schools across Nigeria. This project includes the construction of 10 Handwash Stations in each of 36 States plus Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The primary objective is to make the culture of handwashing become thoroughly inculcated and entrenched among school children and youths as they constitute over 65% of the population.
This project will go a long way to improve wellness, reduce infant and juvenile mortality as well as reduce absenteeism due to frequent illness.Secondly, the importance of the project, coupled with its geographical spread and envisaged popularity across the nation shall induce and stimulate the interest of all the state governors and spur them to action. We are encouraging them to expand the scope of the project. We envision the Handwash Station will in the nearest future be adopted as a model and incorporated into the school curriculum as a national policy.