One of the major precautions to combat the COVID-19 virus is to wash hands frequently. Through the recently concluded Building Resilience in Communities and Societies (BRICS) project, ADRA Sri Lanka partnered with UNICEF and ADRA International to promote handwashing among the general public through the provision of handwashing facilities. The project has constructed 100 hand-washing stations in the public places of Colombo, Anuradhapura, Vavuniya, and Killinochchi districts.
As part of the project, a group of volunteers and staff from ADRA visited the hand-washing stations constructed in Nugegoda and Vavuniya towns recently, to create awareness and encourage the public to frequently and properly wash their hands with soap. The volunteers demonstrated the proper hand-washing techniques prescribed by the World Health Organization and highlighted the importance of frequent hand-washing among the public.