Community Health Club members know how to protect their drinking water by
1. Ensuring they collect all drinking water from a safe water source
2. Boil or treat water that is not from a safe water source
3. Collect and store drinking water in clean and covered containers
4. Take drinking water with a two cup method or use a jug or ladle to avoid accidental contamination with hands
5. Never share a cup with anyone else when you drink water
ACTIVITY 1: THREE PILE SORTING
All 1-20 Water Storage cards are given out. Each participant must come to the front and hold up a picture and decide if the practice is ‘Good’ (Safe), ‘Bad’ (Unsafe), or ‘Medium’ (Unsure/Average) in terms of health risk. Either put the cards into 3 piles or people with their cards form three groups and discuss reasons for the grouping.
Repeat the same 3 pile sorting for the Method of taking drinking water card set (1-11).
The next stage is to rank them from best to worst in a Priority Line Up.
ACTIVITY 2: PRIORITY LINE UP
Once three piles/groups are made, participants then are invited to come to the front to organize the pictures in terms of priority:
People can come up and change the ranking if they disagree which generates much debate. The facilitator encourages discussion which should end when everyone is in agreement. If there is disagreement a vote of hands determines the line-up.
Dog drinking from bucket
Dust into open bucket
Cloth cover over bucket
Well sealed bucket / plastic lid
Well sealed bucket / lid with a cup
Well sealed bucket / cups & ladle
Clean closed jerry can
Clean closed jerry can with cups
Dirty jerry can / no lid
Open clay pot / no cover /dust
Clay pot/ cloth cover
Clay pot / half covered /dust
Clay pot/ fully covered/ cups/ ladle
Plastic Jug / no cover
Water filter with cups
Visual aids are used to enable participants to visualise and engage in the dialogue.
Download Africa AHEAD Visual Aids from the pdf layout from link above ‘Materials’
Print each picture on A4 paper.
Fold each paper in half and laminate.
Print out one page Facilitator Guide
ACTIVITY 3: SAFE WATER CHAIN
The pictures can be used in conjunction with Topic 5: Water Sources Card Set to show a safe water chain. 1. Water Source – 2. Treatment – 3. Storage – 4. Use.
An unsafe picture from each link in the chain is selected by a participant and arranged to show firstly an unsafe water chain.
Then exchange one of the cards in turn with a good practice until all 4 stages are safe.
This shows how water is only as safe as the weakest link.
Even if only one of the four stages is high risk then the water can be contaminated.