So you have all the details of your special day planned out. However, if you want your wedding day to be a celebration of life itself and make the day more meaningful, you can also include a contribution to a charity as a part of your wedding day. A great charitable program that you, your spouse to be, your families and your wedding guests can support and make a serious contribution to a global disease prevention program is the LifeBuoy Global Handwashing Day.
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Multinational company Unilever co-founded the program though its Lifebuoy brand way back in 2008 as a way to ensure that children in third world countries get to survive easily preventable diseases. The program basically educates people in some of the poorest parts of the world about the benefits of washing their hands with a good anti bacterial soap. Before the program was launched, over 1.1 million children around the world were dying from diarrhea simply because of poor hygiene. On October 15, 2012, the program completed its fifth year. In these five years, the program has helped save the lives of more than 600,000 children who would have perished from diarrhea sans proper hygiene education.
The Lifebuoy Global Handwashing Day Program brings us the story of Gondappa, an inhabitant of Thesgora village in Southern India who walked on his hands through his village to celebrate the fact that his son has survived to see his fifth birthday thanks to the handwashing initiative launched by the company. The campaign educates people about the importance of simple activities like washing hands with soap to prevent diseases like diarrhea that is unfortunately still the second biggest cause of infant deaths around the world. To support the program, all you have to do is to get everyone present at your wedding “like” a pledge on the campaign’s Facebook page. It really is as simple as that.