Welcome to Hygiene Heroes

Our Mission

We envision a world where children do not suffer from easily preventable diseases. As a result, we are addressing health from a demand-side to create a culture where health is made a priority.

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Our Curriculum

The core of our material focuses on handwashing, sanitation, and safe water. For each of these subjects, we have developed stories, games, and songs that help students internalize healthy habits.

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Our Progress

We are sending student researchers to India, where they partner with local teachers to test our method of teaching preventative health. Click below to learn about the impact we're making.

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Our focus is teaching health through songs and games.

Over the last 6 years, a team of UC Berkeley students under Haas Professor David Levine have developed a curriculum to teach preventative health in underprivileged regions. In prototyping our materials, we learned the most effective way to change behavior is through interactive styles of learning, such as stories, games, and songs. We now work with students and faculty at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo as well as local experts from Asia, Africa, and South America to improve our materials.

The last two summers we piloted our lessons in Chennai, India. The children enjoyed our material and more importantly, adopted healthier habits. We have adapted our curriculum to incorporate the researchers' feedback and suggestions.

We have started preliminary development on other health topics, such as Respiratory Infections, and Malaria.