Safeguard cleaning soap companions Canvas to achieve school rooms nationwide
The Safeguard Initiative celebrates Global Handwashing Day with the release of a fun and educational curriculum on the market leading learning management system for schools
Procter & Gamble & # 39; s Safeguard Soap brand and Instructure, the maker of the Canvas The Learning Management System announces its unique partnership, providing schools across the country with educational and product resources to teach elementary school students the proper hand washing habits, as per CDC guidelines.
The partnership and lesson plan was unveiled on Global Handwashing Day at CanvasCon Online, an annual conference for educators and ed-tech professionals practically happening this year.
"With educators having a very different back-to-school season this year, we want to help them feel prepared and provide them with resources that will help teach their students proper hygiene, such as proper hand washing," said Tara Gunther, vice president of partnerships at Instructure.
"By delivering hygiene-focused classroom content on screen, Safeguard can support schools across the country in national efforts to educate and protect families this fall and winter."
The hand washing education covers what germs are and emphasizes how and why we wash our hands through a series of lesson plans, a digital activity book, and videos. The Safeguard hand washing timetables can be downloaded from the Canvas Commons platform, a shared repository of learning content that educators can use in Canvas.
Classes have been created in collaboration with sourcebooks and elementary school teachers to ensure that the content is both engaging and effective for students. With its micellar deep cleansing technology, Safeguard Hand Soap safely washes away germs from children, leaving hands clean and hydrated.
“As a first grade teacher, I know that learning takes repetition. The sooner we can teach students proper hand washing techniques, the more likely it is that children will adopt good hand hygiene as an everyday habit, ”said Fernanda Sandoval, first grade teacher and founder of A Happy Classroom. "It's wonderful and incredibly helpful that Safeguard is creating hand washing lesson plans that are interesting for students and accessible to all educators across the country."
"Young students need to be taught the importance of hand hygiene, how to wash their hands properly, and how to slow the spread of germs," said Michelle Griffo, kindergarten teacher and founder of Apples and ABCs. "I'm so excited that Safeguard created lesson plans to focus on the importance of having students wash their hands properly."
The initiative with Canvas follows Safeguard's donations of $ 10m / £ 7.7m in product and educational resources to promote hand washing habits in children and more underserved communities through organizations like Save the Children and Americares Free Hygiene Products to provide. Safeguard prides itself on promoting hand hygiene education and providing schools with soaps and disinfectants that are dermatologically recommended by the Skin Health Alliance.
"It is more important than ever that people wash their hands, especially as the cold and flu season is approaching quickly," said family doctor Dr. Jen Caudle. "I am proud to work with Safeguard to help educators and families deliver safe and effective hand hygiene practices to school children."
To expand the program and celebrate Global Handwashing Day, Safeguard is working with various personalities and experts to take part in the second iteration of the social media challenge #SafeguardSplash. The social movement has been a reminder for generations of the importance of washing your hands properly and frequently to protect loved ones.
"Safeguard continues to lead the way in hygiene education for the younger generation. We are proud to partner with Canvas to reach students and teachers through one accessible platform and provide the right products to underserved communities," said Freddy Bharucha, Sr. Vice President, North America & Global Personal Care, Procter & Gamble.
"This is a stressful time for many as young children are returning to school. So now – and always – we are dedicated to providing hand hygiene products that people can trust."