Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Stay healthy at Global Handwashing Day with Lifebuoy at Kidzania

Me and my Little Angels had pledged to wash our hands with soap to Stay Healthy at Global Handwashing Day with Lifebuoy at Kidzania last Saturday on 17th October, 2015. Good hand washing protects against the spread of many illness from the common cold to more serious illnesses meningtis, flu, hepatitis A and most types of infectious diarrhea. 

In conjunction with the 8th Global Handwashing Day, Unilever Malaysia’s leading health soap Lifebuoy is gathering Malaysians to pledge for good hand hygiene by practicing proper handwashing techniques. A great lesson for my Little Angels to learn on that day.
Lifebuoy volunteers demonstrated proper techniques in handwashing with soap to families.  
Mommy and her little daughter were so happy as the hands of the little girl were all cleaned after washing and proven by the UV light. No more germs in the hand. Yeah...
Lifebuoy, the world’s leading health soap, is taking on the fight against germs by educating families on the importance of proper handwashing techniques. As a proud supporting partner of the Global Handwashing Day Campaign, Lifebuoy is playing its part to improve the health and well-being of Malaysians - one handwash at a time through its behavioral change initiative.
Mr Rakesh Mohan, Unilever Chairman of Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia & Laos 
“This initiative brings to life our company’s philosophy of “Doing Well by Doing Good”. I am extremely proud of Lifebuoy’s involvement as a founding partner of Global Handwashing Day. As part of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP), we aim to help 1 billion people by 2020 to improve their health and well-being. Lifebuoy is playing a key role in helping us achieve this mission by spreading awareness on the importance of handwashing and empowering mothers to lead behavioural change in their family,” said Rakesh Mohan, Unilever Chairman of Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia & Laos.
Choral speaking participant from SK Putrajaya Presint 14 performing their routine which features 7 steps in handwashing thoroughly
At the celebration, Unilever volunteers along with students and their families came together for the launch of this fight against germs. The event kicked off with the “Doktor Muda” choral speaking students who performed their handwashing themed piece. To encourage families to practise what they have learnt from the campaign, Lifebuoy offered many stationed handwashing push carts where attendees were able to experience proper hand washing methods as a family.
Appreciation award to the teacher of SK Putrajaya Presint 14 who had taught the children well and giving a great performance to all the audience in a creative way
This is the fifth consecutive year the Ministry of Health is partnering with Lifebuoy for “Program Doktor Muda Bersama Lifebuoy”. This is yet another ongoing behavioural change programme with one hundred selected primary schools nationwide, where students who are selected as the “Doktor Muda” will undergo special training on the basics of healthcare by completing exercises and learning modules set by the Ministry. Launched in March 2011, the Doktor Muda programme aims at empowering students to promote and influence good hygiene behaviour amongst their peers and even family members. Lifebuoy recognizes that peer-to-peer education instils a sense of responsibility in the children by giving them the right set of tools and knowledge for them to spread a good deed to their peers and family. This programme has reached out to over 250,000 children in Malaysia to date.
Lifebuoy Establishment at Kidzania which located at the upper level and near to Air Asia Establishment
At the Establishment, children will learn about the importance of keeping their hands clean and researching the ingredients that goes into liquid soap to making a concoction of Lifebuoy soap
This year, as part of the Global Handwashing Day initiative, Lifebuoy is gathering pledges from mothers and families to increase awareness on the importance of the simple act of handwashing. Targeted at empowering mothers, this behavioral change initiative looks to educate Malaysians on handwashing techniques to protect and safeguard families from potential infections. To support this cause, all you have to do is take a picture of you and your family pledging to practice good handwashing habits and post it up with the hashtag #LifebuoyGHD2015.
(From left to right) Mr Vincent Chong, Marketing Director for Unilever Malaysia, YB Dato' Seri Dr. Hilmi Bin Haji Yahaya the Deputy Minister of Healthy, Mr Rakesh Mohan and Alias, Senior Organiser, Ministry of Education Malaysia officiating the Global Handwashing Day
VIPs pledging to practice good handwashing habits during Lifebuoy Global Handwashing Day 2015
Officiating the event, YB Dato' Seri Dr. Hilmi Bin Haji Yahaya the Deputy Minister of Health said; “Global Handwashing Day is a global movement to foster and support a local culture of handwashing with soap. It is a day for us to shine a spotlight on the multiple benefits of the practice, which include being the most effective and cheapest means of preventing diarrheal and acute respiratory infections. While the government is committed to improving the health service delivered to every Malaysian, this is a cause that requires a collaborative effort. The habit of handwashing needs to be championed consistently from multiple sources, and this is why we are proud to partner Lifebuoy, an organisation whose goals are aligned with ours.”
YB Dato' Seri Dr. Hilmi Bin Haji Yahaya the Deputy Minister of Healthy
VIPs with Unilever executives learning to wash their hands the right way with Lifebuoy aiming to encourage Malaysian families to wash hands with soap to stay and live healthy 
Their hands now were all clean. Just less than 1 minute of washing with Lifebuoy
Lifebuoy runs the world’s largest hygiene behaviour change programme and has already reached over 257 million people across 24 countries since 2010. As a continuous effort to expand Lifebuoy’s outreach programmes, Lifebuoy Malaysia has again tied up with the Ministry of Health and Education to craft a more extensive school programme. Lifebuoy will adopt selected schools in rural areas as part of its on-going efforts to empower kids to take care of their overall hygiene starting with handwashing. These kids will be provided the necessary tools to practice good hand hygiene and the knowledge and drive to make handwashing part of their everyday routine. This programme will be undertaken next year and will play a key role in contributing to Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan in which Lifebuoy is aiming to change the handwashing behaviour of one billion people by 2020.
YB Dato' Seri Dr. Hilmi and Alias receiving tokens of appreciation from Unilever Lifebuoy for their continuous support of the Program Doctor Muda bersama Lifebuoy
Proper handwashing techniques in conjunction to Global Handwashing Day 2015
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The Volunteer put some germs on my Little Angel, WH's hand
From the UV light, the germs can be seen but without the light, we can't see any germs. Sometimes we might think that our hands are clean to take the food and put inside our mouth but think twice now. 
Volunteer taught WH the correct techniques to wash hands with Lifebuoy soap. Make sure the soap get in between the fingers and under the nails where germs like to hang out and don't forget the wrists
After that rinse well with water and dry it up with towel 
And WH's hands are all clean. No more germs can be seen through the UV light. Yeah....
Thanks to Lifebuoy for the invitation to witness the launch of the Global Handwashing Day. My Little Angels had learned the correct techniques and the importance of washing our hands to stop germs from spreading. We pledge to make it a regular hand washing rule for everyone to stay healthy. Don't underestimate the power of handwashing as the few seconds spend might save you trips to the doctor's office. Happy Global Handwashing Day to all my readers here.
For their efforts to keep their hands clean always by washing with Lifebuoy, all children went home happily with lollipop and a stationery set. WT show off his reward. Tqvm Lifebuoy for the lessons and the rewards


  1. Didn't know there's a stage area in Kidzania to do product launches. Must be a new edition cause last round I check, not many spaces that fit adult sizes. HAHA

    1. Mike, the launch at the Theatre area. Already been there for some times. Maybe you din't go to that area yet. Next time you shld go to have a look.

  2. Good to educate the kids with hygiene habits :) everything starts from young haha

  3. It's great to get to play in Kidzania again!~ Do wash our hands more with the current breakout!~ Important awareness!

  4. kidzania!!! how i wish you exist during my childhood time. Kids nowadays super lucky weeiiiii!!!

  5. With so many health scare issues, it's great that kids are taught to be hygienic from young. Good for them.

  6. it;s a good product. hygienic is always so important to start early.

  7. Is a good education from Lifebuoy to the children. By the way, their product is good and it keep us away from bacteria. Thanks for sharing

  8. Wash hands and teach the kids too. It is for the health

  9. Interesting! Good education for kids. :D


  10. Germs are really scary! Its good to teach the kids good hand washing habits.

  11. Always a good reminder especially with the typhoid scare at the moment ...wash hands before handling food and eating...

  12. Ugh. Now im concern on the germs on my hand 😭 time to get some soap out

  13. Great effort of Lifebuoy to maintain our hygience. Clap clap :)


  14. I love lifebuoy!! I have like a few at home!

  15. Wow! A great event at Kidzania to educate the kids with correct hand washing methods :) Cheers, https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/

  16. It was really important to wash our hand to maintain our hygience. Since there are typloid fever around and haze some more, Lifebouy is the best!

  17. It is important to instill good values from young and hygiene is the best to start early.

  18. Good info! Thank you for sharing, now with typhoid on the rise, we need to be more mindful of our habits now :)

  19. I never try out their product yet, but this is very good event to educate how important to keep clean and maintain hygiene everyday to avoid sickness.

  20. kidzania! cant remember the last time i was there. good event, to teach kids how to wash their hands in a proper way.

  21. Always love Lifebuoy. Thanks for sharing. A very great event!

  22. Don't be surprise that many adults don't really practice the hand hygiene :(

  23. I like this type of events for the children. It is more interactive than just give speeches.

  24. When I was a kid my parents are always showing me how to wash my hands properly. This is a great initiative to teach kids in this generation.

  25. it's so fun eh to have the event inside kidzania, im sure the kids really enjoyed themselves while learning about hand washing too!