Teeth Savers International, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in partnership with Colgate Palmolive, has drilled pupils from 89 schools in Lilongwe Rural and Urban in oral hygiene.
Teeth Savers International country coordinator Fred Sambani said they want more pupils to acquire oral health knowledge.
“Health should be in totality. The mouth and tissues are part of the body. Therefore, their health is part of the general health.
“So, when the mouth is in good condition, the speaker is confident,” he said.
Colgate Palmolive country manager Emily Jere said they partnered with Teeth Severs International because they have similar agenda.
“Colgate through its Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Schools Programme is educating young children aged between six and nine in primary schools across the country on oral health education,” she said.
Ministry of Education desk officer for primary education FaidaYonamu commended both organisations for the gesture, saying good oral health practices are paramount to the young generation.
“The intervention is important as it increases oral health knowledge among pupils,” she said.
The initiative started on November 27 to December 18. The organisations distributed tooth brushes and tooth paste to each pupil.