Department of Hotel Management conducts Training programme for Mothers, Home Makers and Cooks at Home on Home Hygiene.
Good home hygiene is all about following hygienic procedures and practices at critical points, at right times, to cut the chain of contamination i.e. to eliminate germs before they can spread further. Home hygiene aims to prevent or minimize the disease spreading at home.
Hygiene in home and daily life setting plays an important role in preventing spread of infectious diseases. The main hygienic activities at home includes following proper hand washing, food and water hygiene, general home hygiene, cooking and storage hygiene. Due to the lack of awareness and knowledge pertaining to hygienic practices at home, the family members are prone to infectious diseases. This occurs due to improper and unsafe practices followed by mothers which lead to severe ill- health.
The unsafe practices at home includes using unclean water, improper storage conditions, lack of cleaning of home, mixing of chemicals with foodstuffs etc. The risk of unhygienic practices is high for the kids and senior citizens at home. To overcome the above issue, training on home hygiene would play an important role in bridging the knowledge and skill gap of the mothers about hygiene.
Training the mothers has shown to improve safety knowledge and hygiene awareness and may result in improved safe practices at home. The ‘hygienic cleaning’ procedures can eliminate pathogens from critical surfaces. This training on ‘Home Hygiene of Mothers’ is based on identifying the routes of spreading of pathogens at home, and how to apply hygiene procedures, practices at critical points and at right times to break the chain of infection. “GCC, while educating the Hotel Management students on hygiene has recognized the importance of providing vital education to the mothers as part of the ISR responsibility. To implement this noble cause, mothers located in the GCC vicinity were called for a session on Home Hygiene training for Mothers to enlighten their knowledge on hygienic practices.”
The Department of Hotel Management at Garden City College organized a training session on Home Hygiene for Mothers & Home Makers located in the vicinity of the college on 16th January 2016, Saturday from 11:00- 12:30 am.
The training programme took place in GCC campus. The participants of the training programme included mothers, home makers and cooks. The training programme started with an opening speech by the Principal of Garden City College of Science and Management Studies, Dr. Siddaramaiah Pujar. He mentioned that “Home Hygiene is vital for today’s modern life. This is mainly due to increasing health disorders originally arising from home. A good home determines not only a good family but also healthy and happy family. For the mothers to stay healthy and to keep her family healthy, good home hygiene practice is an essential part of the daily life. GCC would continue to take several efforts which will uplift the society by imparting knowledge not only for the students in the college but also for the community as a whole which emphasizes on life skills.”
The training programme developed by the faculty of the Department of Hotel Management, witnessed active participation from the mothers & home makers. The panel consisted of Prof. Sheeba Samuel, Prof. Smritee Raghubalan, Prof. Shreedhar R and Prof. Andrew Thoppil and Ms. Sheeba student of BHM. This panel was lead by Dr. Sudhagar D P, the Head of the Department. The methodology followed for the training included videos, demonstration and role-play. This methodology was designed in such a way that even the mothers who did not hold any elementary schooling could actively participate in the training. The training components included Personal Hygiene, Vegetables, Meat, Products and Equipment Handling/ Cooking procedure, Storage procedure of food, chemicals and cleaning equipments, cleaning activity required for home and cost effective home hygiene techniques. The training was taken in local Kannada and Tamil language for the participants to understand the training effectively. The participants of the training programme indicated that the training was “an eye-opener for them to correct the inappropriate methods followed in their business and also to improve their home hygiene practice to the next level by ensuring safe and healthy life for their family members”. They also requested to conduct many such training programme, which are practical and beneficial to them.