by ADRA International: courtesy Adventist News Network

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced public health officials to come up with practical and innovative solutions to end the global health crisis.

Students from Kismayo Technical Institute, a technical vocational school in Somalia, which has been supported by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) since 2015, saw an opportunity to make innovative handwash facilities where individuals avoid direct contact with the tap and soap as water and soap is dispensed through pedaling.

“When I heard how the coronavirus spreads and how we need to wash our hands all the time, I tried to find out a way that we can build an innovative device where one can wash their hands without touching the soap dispenser or water tap,” says Mohamud Mohamed, the initiator of the handwash facility and a welding graduate from the institute.

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