Our first kiddie-sized mobile handwashing station has arrived!
Most of the crèches we work with do not have access to running water where children can wash their hands. The practitioners usually fill a bucket and all the children use the same water. These stations will not only allow each child to each wash their hands with clean water, the tube on the right for liquid soap will also prevent the need for them to share a bar of soap. They will dry their hands with paper towel which can then be burnt, further reducing the risk of cross-infection. It has a push-valve tap, so the water only runs while the child is pushing it up with the back of their hand, meaning that only about 100ml of clean water is needed for each child. The waste water runs into the other container below, so that this washing station can be used both indoors and outdoors, and the grey water can be used for the vegetable garden.
We have four of these already sponsored. If you would like add to the contributions to put one of these in our other 14 creches – any amount will help – simply scan our Zapper code or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org for banking details. Thank you to designer and manufacturer, Ingonyama Nicon, for giving us an NGO discount. Including 5 litres of liquid soap and 1500m of paper towel, each station costs us R2 250 plus vat.