On 14 October 2013, WaterSHED co-organized a musical event promoting Handwashing with Soap (HWWS) with the Vietnam Women’s Union to celebrate Global Handwashing Day in Phu Tho, a northern province of Vietnam. The HappyTap – an innovative commercial handwashing product – was among the key actors of the event and served as a unique tool for delegates to demonstrate HWWS in front of hundreds of women and students in attendance at the stadium of Viet Tri high school.
Mrs. Tran Thi Huong – Vice president of Vietnam Women Union, attended and spoke to encourage handwashing with soap at proper times. After that, over 400 local women and students were given a chance to practice HWWS with HappyTap right before lunch time at the end of the event. Having the real experience of washing hands with the purpose-built product, local women overwhelming agreed that the product would encourage HWWS because of its convenience. Attendees were anxious to find out about its availability in their local markets.