A Van With a Message

Highlights from the first-of-a-kind vehicle spreading awareness on Health

Highlights from the first-of-a-kind vehicle spreading awareness on Health
UNICEF/Egypt 2019/Dalia Younis

   

Highlights from the first-of-a-kind vehicle spreading awareness on Health
UNICEF/Egypt 2019/Dalia Younis
A school girl from Minya double-checking with the van’s facilitator on her choices for a healthy balanced diet. During 2018 and early 2019, UNICEF trained 120 master trainers from the Minyia and Fayoum Water Company’s employees to promote health and hygiene awareness messages. These employees have trained teachers from 360 different schools in selected governorates for sustainable inclusion of the messaging in schools.  
Highlights from the first-of-a-kind vehicle spreading awareness on Health
UNICEF/Egypt 2019/Dalia Younis
A school girl from Minya is trying to improve the way she washes her hands thanks to what she’s just learned through the van. In the past ten years, UNICEF’s water and sanitation interventions focused on providing safe water directly in the homes of the most deprived families. 17,832 households were supplied with safe water, reaching an estimate of 90,000 people in rural areas of the governorates of Assiut, Sohag, Fayoum, Minya and Qena,

   

Highlights from the first-of-a-kind vehicle spreading awareness on Health
UNICEF/Egypt 2019/Dalia Younis
A school girl from Minya applying what she has just learned from the facilitator about the proper way to brush teeth. Beside the financial support, Unilever also made an in-kind contribution of toothpaste/toothbrush packs for distribution through the van tour as giveaways.
Highlights from the first-of-a-kind vehicle spreading awareness on Health
UNICEF/Egypt 2019/Dalia Younis
A school girl from Minya sitting in the van holding her coloring book. UNICEF designed and produced 300,000 copies of a coloring book with information underlying hygiene practices and healthy nutrition to be distributed among school children.

     

Highlights from the first-of-a-kind vehicle spreading awareness on Health
UNICEF/Egypt 2019/Dalia Younis
A giant bacterium that causes tooth decay under attack by the highly-aware students of a primary school in Minya, Egypt. Part of the van activities is to engage students through live shows using large puppets of bacteria, tooth brushes and healthy food alternatives.
Highlights from the first-of-a-kind vehicle spreading awareness on Health
UNICEF/Egypt 2019/Dalia Younis
A school girl from Minya showing her peers the proper way of handwashing following what she’s just learned from the facilitator holding the microphone. With its activities, facilitators and edutainment messaging, the van will travel over the span of six months around two governorates (Minya and Fayoum) reaching at least 500,000 children.

A digital version of the coloring book is available here.