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Tippy Taps For Children

More than a hundred schools have made Tippy Taps, a low cost but effective device to enable children to wash their hands with soap when water shortages or cuts occur.
08 Oct 2014 23:58
Tippy Taps For Children

More than a hundred schools have made Tippy Taps, a low cost but effective device to enable children to wash their hands with soap when water shortages or cuts occur.

It is an initiative of the Save the Children (SC) Fiji to advocate on Save, Sip and Survive campaign. A Tippy Tap is made from regular two-litre plastic bottles where the water slowly drips out and children wash their hands without wasting water.

The organisation’s chief executive officer, Raijeli Nicole said children were aware of the impact the dry weather was having and many people were saying people in their communities were becoming sick.

“Some people even say that they do not have enough drinking water by the end of the day,” Ms Nicole said.

She said they wanted to create cost-effective ways to help conserve water and protect health by making Tippy Taps with school children.

“We want to promote the Save, Sip and Survive campaign; save water by storing it in sealed containers out of sunlight; Sip: drink two litres of water per day if you have been sick; Survive by washing hands for 20 seconds with soap.”

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