|A kindergarten student at Baan Huay Tor Early Childhood Development Center in Trang use the new toilets after her afternoon nap.© UNICEF Thailand/2009/M. Thomas|
Storyby Nattha Keenapan
(This story was published in the Bangkok Post newspaper on August 20, 2009)
KRABI, Thailand – It was not until recently that 10-year-old Chanwimol Ginglek, a student at Baan Khao Tang School in southern Krabi province, realized that proper hand washing involved a lot more than just soap and water.
With the A/H1N1 influenza virus spreading rapidly in Thailand, schools are rushing to teach students the first line of defense against the virus: proper and thorough hand washing.