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Handwashing: Using peer pressure goes a long way..

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Big thanks to PCV Molly M. for suggesting to use primary school kids to do our teaching..  It worked out pretty well.  Andrea and I and Nurse Suzy gave the 6th grade class the idea and they went with it.  Dramas and demonstrations in each of the three pre-school classes and hopefully a bit of the useful knowledge stuck.

6th grade class from I.E.P. N 18061 (that's Institution Educativa Primaria Number 18061)

6th grade class from I.E.P. N 18061 (that’s Institution Educativa Primaria Number 18061)

Suzy setting up the socio-drama designed to scare children into washing their hands.

Suzy setting up the socio-drama designed to scare children into washing their hands.

6th graders pouring the water on kids hands to guarantee wetness

6th graders pouring the water on kids hands to guarantee wetness

Eddie demonstrating what to do when no clean cloth is to be found, just start shaking to dry

Eddie demonstrating what to do when no clean cloth is to be found, just start shaking to dry

The real trick will be getting the classes to teach each other skills without any intervention from ourselves or the health post.

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Written by galbavy

August 28, 2013 at 7:15 pm

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  1. What if you had some fake hands that you show falling off or rotting if they aren’t washed? I do feel that washing is way overrated.

    Aaron Browne

    August 28, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    • I guess this is another way of having “one hand wash another!”.
      Dad

      Ed Galbavy

      August 29, 2013 at 5:15 am


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