Description of the Topic

The ‘Drinking Water’ set provides 20 illustrations of different types of containers used to store drinking water typical of most parts of Africa, with options of covered or uncovered containers. The cards are used to help prompt participants  to work out how drinking water should be stored in order to prevent transmission of disease.


How to use Card set  8.a. ‘Drinking Water’ 

This set can be used in three ways:

  1. A participant holds up the card to the audience and describes what she sees and if water stored in this way is safe  to drink.
  2. The cards can be used combined with 7.a. Water Sources and 8.b. Utilisation of drinking water to illustrate the safe water chain.
  3.  The cards can be used as formative research to find which  disease are thought to be caused by unsafe drinking water by showing 2.a. Common Disease.

Link to the Facilitator instructions for the topic

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Click here for instructions in French 


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1Dog drinking straight from uncovered bucket (bad)Chien buvant directement du seau non   couvert (mauvais)
2Boy drinking  straight from stream, using hands (bad)Garçon buvant directement du ruisseau, utilisant des mains (mauvais)
3Boy drinking straight from handpump, using hands (bad)Garçon buvant directement de pompe, utilisant des mains (mauvais)
4Boy drinking from plastic  bottle which had contained a dangerous chemical (bad)Garçon buvant de la bouteille en plastique qui avait contenu un produit chimique dangereux (mauvais)
5Boy drinking from a container which was  a fruit juice bottle (medium)Garçon buvant d’un récipient qui était une bouteille de jus de fruit (moyen)
6Boy drinking straight from bucket / jug (bad)Garçon buvant directement de seau/cruche (mauvais)
7Man polluting water by putting hand in water (bad)L’homme pollue l’eau en mettant la main dans l’eau (mauvais)
8Mother giving child water with ladle (not good)Mère donnant l’eau d’enfant avec la louche (pas bonne)
9Mother giving water with jug  (correct)Mère donnant l’eau avec la cruche (correcte)
10Mother boiling unsafe drinking water (good)Mère bouillante eau potable insalubre (bon)
11Mother filtering water with clean cloth (good)Eau de filtrage de mère avec le tissu propre (bon)
12Mother using a water filter (good)Mère utilisant un filtre à eau (bon)
13Use  of Chlorine Product (Jik / Sur l’Eau) (good)Utilisation de produits chlorés (jik/sur l’eau) (bon)
14Children Sharing cups (not good)Enfants partageant des tasses (pas bon)
15Children with their own individual cups (good)Enfants avec leurs propres tasses individuelles (bon)
16Men sharing straws when drinking (not good)Hommes partageant des pailles en buvant (pas bon)
17Mother taking water from jerry can with lid (good)Mère prenant l’eau de Jerry peut avec le couvercle (bon)