Sesame Street WASH-UP!
Recommended Price $500
Help Ensure Children Can Wash Their Hands. World Vision believes every child is worthy of a strong, vibrant, and healthy life, and providing clean water, hand-washing education, and dignified sanitation is the first step that enables children to thrive and...More Details
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Help Ensure Children Can Wash Their Hands.
World Vision believes every child is worthy of a strong, vibrant, and healthy life, and providing clean water, hand-washing education, and dignified sanitation is the first step that enables children to thrive and achieve this. Through this project, we are teaming up with Sesame Workshop to bring life-saving water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) education— in a program called “WASH UP!”—to thousands of schools worldwide. The program teaches the behaviors needed to prevent the spread of deadly infectious diseases including COVID-19.
- $5,000 provides roll-out of a contextualized hygiene behavior program for one school
- $25,000 provides roll-out of a contextualized hygiene behavior program for five schools
WASH UP!’s play-based learning materials feature 6-year-old Raya and her friend Elmo. The complete material set includes a storybook about Raya’s journey to become a healthy superstar; video segments with Muppets Elmo and Raya; live-action films showing children in specific country contexts; a slides and ladders game to practice identifying healthy behaviors; a story mat to play a multitude of fun hygiene games; a set of comic books teaching various hygiene lessons; and a facilitator’s guide. Sesame Workshop contextualizes the material to fit country contexts and later trains local teachers to facilitate the curriculum.
Children learn these lessons at school and then can teach their siblings and even their parents – becoming positive agents of change in their communities.
World Vision is working to scale up and strengthen the WASH UP! program in the current 16 implementing countries and expand it to other countries. But to do so, we need your help. It costs $12.5 million to reach 3.5 million children and adults with WASH UP!
Together, we can make a lasting difference in the lives of children worldwide.
At World Vision, stewardship is an integral part of everything we do. In rare cases where donations exceed what is needed, or where local conditions prevent program implementation, World Vision will redirect funds to similar activities to help children and families in need.
The multiplying effect from grants and donated goods may change throughout the year on identical or similar offers due to variations in the start and end dates of donor grants and our programs.