Cleanliness

Keeping body parts clean

• It is important to keep our bodies clean.

• Dirty bodies have a bad smell and can make us sick.

• Wash the body with clean water and soap.

Cleaning the hair

  • Dirty hair is the home of lice.
  • Use clean water to wet the hair.
  • Always close your eyes when using soap to clean the face.
  • Dry the face with a clean face towel.

Cleaning the nose

  • Clean the nose with a clean handkerchief.
  • Never share your handkerchief

Cleaning the teeth

  • Dirty teeth make the mouth smell bad.
  • Clean your teeth after every meal.
  • Use a toothbrush and toothpaste to clean teeth.
  • A chewed stick can be used if there is no toothbrush.
  • Use salt in warm water if there is no toothpaste.

Cleaning hands and legs

  • Wash hands before eating any food and after visiting the toilet.
  • Keep fingernails clean and short.
  • Long and dirty fingernails carry germs.
  • Germs cause diseases.
  • Dirty toenails carry jiggers.
  • Wash hands and legs with soap and water.
  • Clean well between the toes and dry with a towel.

Personal items

  • These are things that should never be shared.
  • They include handkerchiefs, towels, toothbrushes, underwear, socks, vests and combs