To mark Global Handwashing Day with the theme “Our Hands, Our Future”, NOURISH’s integrated stunting prevention “Grow Together” campaign in Cambodia promotes handwashing with soap at five critical times: 1) before eating, 2) before feeding children, 3) before cooking, 4) after using the latrine, and 4) after cleaning a baby’s bottom.
A new TV spot promoting Small Fish Powder as part of the stunting prevention campaign “Grow Together” was unveiled today by Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Council for Agricultural and Rural Development and USAID’s NOURISH project, which is managed by Save the Children.
Mr. Kim selling latrine components during a “first 1,000 days” village fair organized by the NOURISH project in Siem Reap.
“I am very happy that now my village is declared Open Defecation Free and my people live with good sanitation and hygiene. We would not have made it without the support from Provincial Department of Rural Development.”
Mrs. Khuon Hort, Sasasdom village chief
“I wanted to apply but I was not sure I could pass and do this job,” she explained. “But my village chief explained how important it is to do this work. How it benefits not just my family, but the whole community, and others who are in the same situation. So I decided to apply.”
Save the Children is helping Cambodian children to grow healthier and smarter. The second children’s book on the adventures of Chenda “Curious Chenda and the Vegetables” is released in September 2017. The new book with colorful illustrations in Khmer language tells the story of Chenda, a young girl learning more about the importance of handwashing and growing vegetables in home garden that help her and her younger brother grow stronger and smarter. The book also encourages caregivers and children in rural areas to read.