Water is a precious resource that is essential for all living things, and the CITW team recognises the importance of teaching children all about water conservation. With over 663 million people worldwide living without a safe water supply close to their homes and schools, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, CITW Zambezi would like to ensure that every member of our Eco-Clubs understands how to responsibly use the little water that they do have.
This World Water Day all of our CITW Zambezi Eco-Clubs will be learning about water conservation through a lesson dedicated to the annual United Nations observance day. Focusing largely on ways to conserve and protect water, the lesson covers many different areas through various different games and activities.
One activity that the children will carry out is the construction of a simple Tippy Tap. Tippy Taps are made from recycled containers that are suspended from a homemade wooden frame. The container is then connected to a stick on the ground which allows people to push it with their foot, causing water to slowly pour out of the container. Not only is this little homemade device a highly effective water conservation tool, but it also plays a huge role in disease control as individuals don’t have to touch the Tippy Tap with their hands.
CITW acknowledges that teaching children about the importance of water is crucial for building a sustainable future. Together through education we can empower children to become agents of change, and promote the responsible use of water throughout their homes and communities. For ‘’we never know the worth of water until the well is dry” – Thomas Fuller.