Hmong children in northwestern Vietnam are learning about basic hygiene from The Story of Cholera. In this short film clip from a school in the Sa Pa District, one of the poorest districts in the country, you can watch them view our popular animation.
Teaching these children basic hygiene is one of the goals of Projet Humanitaire Nord Vietnam (PHNV). The organization was founded by Emie Rathikoun and Julien Olivier after they visited this impoverished mountainous region and learned about the health problems there.
They found The Story of Cholera to be a powerful tool in teaching people how diseases are spread and what they could do to stay healthy. They narrated the video in Hmong, which is spoken by more than half the population of Sa Pa District. They have also narrated a version in Vietnamese.
PHNV is training teachers so they can reach more villages and schools with health information. They also distribute basic hygiene supplies throughout the region, including soap, a toothbrush, and toothpaste.