I came across this example of disease prevention in India. This a you tube showing how to make a tippy tap. I thought it would be a lovely thing to make one here on the farm for the children. I could talk about how children in other countries needed a way to wash their hands because they don't have the hand washing facilities that we do here in this country. And just because it's a bit of fun.
So here's our version of a tippy tap....
We found two long branches with forked ends
Dug a pit for drainage..
Around the outside of the hole we placed bricks to stand on..
Filled the hole with crushed concrete..
Mark dug two holes for the branches..
We used a watering can to hold the water as that was what we had. In India they used plastic containers..
Attach some rope to the container at a point which will allow it to tip when the rope is pulled. Attach the other end of the rope to a shorter branch on the ground. Make the rope short enough so that it raises one end of the branch up off the ground, so that when you press down on the branch with your foot, it tips the water container so that the water can pour out into your hands.
Squirt a little liquid soap onto your hands and hold them under the water and there you have it. Clean hands.