Health and Hygiene Program

APON appreciates and understands the necessity of a basic health and hygiene education for the children. Many APON students spend the entire day in garbage dumps sifting through filth to collect paper/plastic bags to benefit from their resale value in the market. These children are highly susceptible to various respiratory and skin diseases. While considerations of health and hygiene demand a complete abstention from such activities, the harsh realities of life dictate otherwise. Most children are significant income earners for their family. Not going to work for even a day means not enough food for the family. APON seeks to minimize the inevitable risk that these children are exposed to by teaching them how to clean themselves after handling rubbish and also explaining the toxic effect of materials they handle every day.