A Germ’s Journey Educational Resources, Free Health Hygiene education for all children worldwide. A project by Katie Laird.
Katie Laird and her team want to raise £10,000 in order to re-create their health hygiene book, “A Germs Journey” in Gujarati. With the funds they raise they can supply the book and other free educational resources for children in heavily deprived areas of the Gujarati region in Ahmedabad, India. It is vitally important that the book will be in Gujarati with a cultural context that the children will understand. The team are also asking the children to participate by creating a drawing to be included in the book!
The understanding of germs, the spread of infectious disease and the importance of hand-washing can be life saving skill for children in these areas.
The money raised will be used to create and produce 1000 books that will be distributed to community centres, schools, village libraries and healthcare facilities within the areas that are most affected by deprivation in order to educate children on the importance of hand washing hygiene. Currently, a range of free educational resources are being created such as posters, songs, games and parent guides all to be free at the point of access. The funds raised will also support the further development of “A Germ’s Journey” Website ( www.agermsjourney.com ) to create a platform where teachers, healthcare workers and children from all around the world can have free access to “A Germ’s Journey” educational resources in a number of languages. Should the full £10,000 be raised, a small group of experts will go to Ahmedabad and train teachers and healthcare workers on how to use “A Germ’s Journey” educational resources with children.
Lastly, if the publishers decide to take on the book as a “for sale” publication all royalties will be transferred back into the project to create more free educational resources for children.
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