In cooperation with UNICEF, OMEP Australia has established a hand washing, teeth cleaning and nose blowing educational project in isolated Aboriginal communities, in Australia, and in Poro, Papua New Guinea.
The project is part of an international collaboration by OMEP and UNICEF which have put together a booklet of engaging case studies, from early childhood settings around the world.
WASH from the START: Soap Stories and Toilet Tales from Early Childhood Settings around the World emphasises the critical importance of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) for children’s physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development. Attitudes, behaviors and habits are formed during the first years of life making it crucial to begin teaching good habits early on. This will maximise the benefits of improved sanitary and hygiene practices among young children, their parents, caregivers, and teachers.
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Explore other exciting, colourful and challenging ways OMEP Australia has improved early childhood education and helped care for thousands of young children in need across Australia and the Asia Pacific.