The visiting team from Alive Medical and GCN sensitized and trained the children about the importance of hand washing after every activity to avoid diseases like Typhoid, Cholera Dysentery Diarrhea, and Stomachaches. They taught them the importance of keeping clean hands which is good for body hygiene.
There was also a demonstration on how to purify drinking Water by using water Purifiers. Olive a staff from Alive Medical sensitized the children, the children joyfully participated. Topics included why we should purify drinking water, and how to keep drinking water clean and available for use all the time.
Olivia demonstrated using a water purifier in a 20 liter bucket where she dissolved the purifier in the water stirring for about five (5) minutes and she left the purifier to separate the dirt from the water.
The water first turned a dark brown, but later the clean water separated from the dirt ,it separated like Magic or say; a miracle, this amazed the children. The children were so excited how all this works and were happy to know that they have clean and safe drinking water available all the time. This was the highlight of the day.
Later to enhance hand washing the visiting team taught the children how to build a tippy tap, the children led by the Girl Child president Gladys worked together to build a tippy tap, helped by Joan a GCN counselor, the tippy tap was built with two poles with a hanging washing soap and a hanging five (5) liter Jerrican with water inside, it’s an improvised devised local system for washing hands.
Also present was Ellen Eva Ssuubi a director with Wells of Hope and The Headmistress Mrs. Bakulumpagi Berna, and Florence Babirye Wells of Hope Assistant outreach Coordinator.