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Hand washing WITH soap Explaining the Importance of Hand Washing Af ter Using the Latrine


What You See

YOU CAN’t SEE THE DANGER Germs are invisible, but they are deadly. If they get in your body, they cause many common sicknesses, like diarrhea.

What You DON’T See COUGH

DIARRHEA

DIRT

INFECTION


20 seconds can save your child’s life. Washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds can get rid of the germs that make you sick.


What should YOU SAVE SOAP FOR? It is extremely important to use soap for washing your hands.


after USING THE LATRINE

WhEN should YOU WASH YOUR HANDS?

after TOUCHING ANIMALS

The most important time to wash your hands is immediately after using the latrine.

BEFORE EATING


COUGH

HOW TO TEACH YOUR CHILD ABOUT GERMS Ask your child to tell the story of what is happening in the pictures to the right.

INFECTION

DIRT DIARRHEA


TIPPY-TAP AT HOME What You Need Nail Candle String

Water Container

Soap 2 Forked Sticks 2 Straight Sticks

Digging Tools

Gravel


HOW TO BUILD

1.) Dig two holes half a meter deep and half a meter apart.

2.) Place the forked sticks in the holes and fill around them with dirt and stones to stabilize.

3.) Heat the nail over the candle and push the hot nail through the water container to make holes.

4.) Use the nail to make a hole in the soap and thread the string through.


HOW TO BUILD

5.) Fill the container with water. Hang the soap and container from the stick.

6.) Tie the string around the container and the last stick.

7.) Use your foot to push down on the stick. It will tip the bottle towards you. Water will drip from the holes in the container. You can put a bucket underneath to catch the water if you want.

THE End!


TIPPY-TAP AT SCHOOL What You Need

Nail

T-Joint

String 4 Plastic Bottles

Candle

Soap

Digging Tools

2 Elbow Joints

2 inch PVC Pipes (5)


HOW TO BUILD

1.) Heat the nail with the candle. Poke the nail through the bottle caps and the bars of soap. Fill bottle halfway with water. Tie the string around the neck and base of the bottle. Pull the string through the soap and tie a knot.

2.) Dig 3 holes 1/2 meter apart and 1/2 meter deep for the PVC pipes.

3.) Place the PVC pipes in the holes and fill them with dirt and stones to stabilize.


HOW TO BUILD

4.) Put the bottles and the soap bars around the horizontal pipes. Attach everything together.

7.) You can add more rows to make the Tippy-Tap even bigger for so a lot of children can use it at the same time.

THE End!


ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT wasting WATER?

a half full bottle of water can LAST FOR SIXTY HAND WASHINGS!


a e b o t s d there nee

TIPPY-TAP WIth soap next to every latrine in ndabibi.


ENCOURAGE YOUR LOVED ONES TO WASH hands These are posters to hang on your latrine to remind your family to wash their hands with soap.


Kenyan Hygiene Teaching Packet  
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