The littlest Eco-warriors involved in our CITW programme are learning the three steps necessary to make the world a better place.

Particularly relevant at the moment is Point 1: to encourage hygiene and for the children to take on the responsibility of looking after one another for the benefit of everyone’s health and well-being, one of our weekly Eco-Club lessons involves making a Tippy Tap.

The Tippy Tap is a hands-free washing station placed outside toilets and around areas where meals are prepared, served and eaten. Children are encouraged to collect Tippy Tap material to build extra Tippy Taps around their communities – outside church halls, community halls and public bathrooms, etc.

A Tippy Tap can also be built in the fork of a tree if the appropriate sticks are not available.

Watch this video to see how a Tippy Tap is built.

Did you know?

  • Tippy Taps reduce the chance for bacteria transmission as the user touches only the soap.
  • It requires only 40 millilitres of water to wash your hands, versus 500 millilitres using a mug. Additionally, the used water can go to plants or back into the water table where appropriate.

Eco-Club members ensure that there is water in their Tippy Tap containers every morning. This is their responsibility, and their way of showing that they care, and that they respect their school and fellow pupils.