Bhutan assist project: Improved learning environment
The epidemic situation has gradually slowed down, and the Bhutanese school that DENER has been assisted for a long time had re-opened. The children returned to classroom in high spirits and neatly dressed.
The Olathang Elementary School, which is located halfway up the mountain. During the nearly 14 months lockdown, the school had tidied up and renovated the campus. The playground used to be covered with sand and gravel before, and full of mud when it rained. Children also bring mud and sand into the classroom.
During the epidemic period, they re-paved with cement and resettled the fence. Not only does it look much cleaner, but also much safer for the children to play.
October 5th is National ‘’Handwashing Day’’ and all the schools in Bhutan participate together. “Global Handwashing Day” was launched in 2008 by the soap handwashing public-private partnership. Every year, as many as 100 countries jointly advocate handwashing hygiene education, and Bhutan is one of them.
Teachers conveyed the concept of “proper hand washing” to the children. Handwashing is the easiest and most effective way to prevent infectious diseases. As long as children develop the good habit of washing hands with soap correctly, they can effectively isolate the source of infection and prevent diseases. The children carefully clean the surrounding environment of the school and wash their hands afterwards. Everyone confidently raised their hands, as if saying loudly to us, “These are my clean hands!”