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    The safest way to handwash in Nakivale

    Day 91

    Hands-free Handwashing

    Today we are back in Nakivale and we are tackling handwashing! COVID-19 has brought handwashing into the spotlight in a way like never before. One of the main measures that can be uses to prevent infection is handwashing and so we wanted to make sure refugees have access to handwashing facilities.

    The problem is that the current handwashing facilities are high touch but lucky for us Opportunigee is here to save the day!

    Opportunigee developed an amazing handwashing foot pedal that allows the washer to turn on and off the water without touching anything. “This mechanized handwashing facility will help us improve on the handwashing practice in the community and everyone who will visit this office must wash hands before entering any office because this is the only way we are able to fight this disease. Thank you for the partnership and also supporting the district in the implementation of the government directives,” said the Refugee Liaison Officer.

    Together with Opportunigee, Changemakers 365 was able to provide 52 touch-free handwashing stations. This will help keep people safe as they come in and out of health centers and other buildings around the settlement!

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