New group handwashing device

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New group handwashing device

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At the 10-year SuSanA celebration meeting in Eschborn in January, this new group handwashing device as promoted by Fit for Schools in the Philippines was on display:






Those things that are hanging there are pieces of soap in a nylon sock, I think.

Could someone involved in this innovation please explain to us what the new features are? I recall overhearing Bella Monse talk about this to someone else and she said "it's awesome, much better than previous deviced", but I didn't get a chance to talk to her about this.

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Re: New group handwashing device

Ah, this looks indeed like a usability improvement over the previous version that I have seen in a few schools.

However it also looks much more complicated to produce, while the previous version could be mostly locally build...

But my main issue with these type of devices is that they encourage a kind of "hand washing cargo cult". Children will happily practise handwashing on these and do so on command of the teacher, but after using the toilet there is usual no functional hand-washing basin nearby and children also often don't get into the actual habit of hand washing by themselves.

Of course I stand to be corrected based on actual evidence of the contrary, but this is my educated guess based on anecdotal observations.

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Re: New group handwashing device

The attachment is a simple device for handwash promoted by Rotary in India. There are number of simple frugal models used for such purpose also.
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Re: New group handwashing device

Hi Seshadri, thx to share this.. I found it very interesting, let me ask you something... how much cost the device because is fabric in galvanized Steel and in México that material is very expensive, another point is that , i cant see the Soap ... in the end the faucets maybe arent too robust for a context like an School or a disaster area.

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Re: New group handwashing device

dear Elisabeth,
this new group handwashing facility is still a prototype. It was developed to allow for individual water outlet, which will only drip water, when the touched. This will further reduce water consumption. As you can see, there is no water canister anymore, the pipe is the water carrying system and can easily be refilled. The mass production process is currently being explored and we are exited to get back to you soon.
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Re: New group handwashing device

Dear Colleagues,

for people interested in different group washing facilities this publication might be useful : www.fitforschool.international/resource/...es-across-the-globe/
It is a compilation of different solutions across the globe.

The new WASHaLOT facility prototype Elizabeth posted is taking several aspects mentioned in the publication into consideration (low water consumption, local materials (PE), robust, school involvement, usable for individual handwahsing etc). Of course we will keep you updated with the developments.
Regarding handwashing habits/norms i can recommend the Fit for School Programme Assessment Study from Cambodia: www.fitforschool.international/wp-conten...t_Cambodia__2016.pdf

"Children in model schools [with daily group handwashing activities] more often
practiced independent handwashing with
soap after using the latrine, compared to
children in control schools. "

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Re: New group handwashing device

Dear Colleagues,

whoever is interested to get a deeper insight in the features of the above mentioned group-handwashing device, the WASHaLOT 3.0, might have a look at a Webinar on its development and technical applicability assessment which was held on May 23 and is now uploaded here in the SuSanA Library.

Both the recorded webinar on the WASHaLOT 3.0 presented by Frederick Madrid and Marcel Siewert as well as the accompanying presentation can be downloaded and watched again.

We kindly encourage you to engage in further discussions on the topic and to share your experiences.

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Re: INTRODUCING NEW GROUP TAP HAND WASHING FACILITY FIT FOR SCHOOLS

Greetings colleagues

We at Tippytap Kenya are pleased to introduce you to one of the solutions we have for schools dubbed 'Group-Tap', hand washing station

The facility dispenses WATER and liquid SOAP independently to serve 20 pupils simultaneously, under 20 seconds using less than 2 liters of water while saving up to 90% off resources.

The facility has proved to curb barriers that schools experience before, during and after hand washing periods Thanks to the following features among many;

- Multi dispensers that serves up to 20 pupils simultaneously per station hence saves time with less commotion at wash points. - Saves over 90% in costs of water and liquid soap used per hand wash - Costumed to comfortably serve different heights as low as 2 feet and above - Minimal supervision since one person can easily manage whole operation - Promotes recycling by reserving used water for re-use in other chores - Bold branding space appealing to pupils while passing hygiene message - Can be used in oral hygiene activity lessons - Guaranteed to last decades in a school setting

kindly find attached photos for visual clarity

Thanks for your attention!

for further inquiries please contact me.



Regards

*Aluoch Kennedy*

Founder, Director Tippytap Kenya

Gate 5 Njumbi rd. off Chalbi drive | POBox 25030-00603 Lavington Call; +254 702 661 937 * | *www.tippytap-kenya.org

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Re: INTRODUCING NEW GROUP TAP HAND WASHING FACILITY FIT FOR SCHOOLS

Dear Kennedy,

Thanks for this information and the nice photos. My questions:
- I couldn't quite figure out how the soap is dispensed?
- Also I couldn't see the openings in the water pipe for each students? Are they just small holes in the pipes?
- How much does your device cost?
- What funding source did you have to set up the installation that is shown in the photos? And funding for future installations?
- How is your device similar or different from the device mentioned earlier in this same thread by Fit for School?

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Re: INTRODUCING NEW GROUP TAP HAND WASHING FACILITY FIT FOR SCHOOLS

Great to see these innovations.

Rotary are scaling the SPATAP portable tap across the South Pacific, to water-scarce schools and communities.

SPATAP is low cost, installed by children, saves massive amounts of water, can be hung outside toilets where before none existed and is an instant tap.

We also complement the SPATAP with a workshop and roster system that creates the handwashing habit in 3 days.
This intervention is so successful that after a year of use, the new intake of students have seen the SPATAP being operated by the older students, and automatically wash their hands at break and lunch times.
Click here for the ROTARY project video and interview;




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Re: New group handwashing device

Please could you share this video with your Rotary Contacts in India for their information
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