Goodluck

The Tanzanian schoolboy who is a pioneer for handwashing.

An estimated 272m school days are missed every year around the year due to diarrhoea. Goodluck, a student in rural Tanzania, is trying to tackle this in his own school and community by becoming an advocate for handwashing.

In rural Tanzania, 48 per cent of people have access to clean drinking water. In schools, there is often only one toilet for more than 200 pupils and very few have functioning handwashing facilities. Poor sanitation means children fall ill, which can be expensive for families to treat and also means they miss out on schooling. It’s a problem around the world: according to the Global Handwashing Partnership, 272m school days are missed every year due to diarrhoea.

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