Monday, April 5, 2010

Aajwanthi's Water Day Adventure with Pratham Books


On 20th March, Pratham Books was at the Government Urdu Higher Primary School in D J Halli, Bangalore to introduce the kids to our book Cauvery. And since World Water Day was just around the corner, it was an apt day to introduce the children to the concept of water conservation. You can read Mala's post on the event here. Today's post has been taken from Aajwanthi Baradwaj's blog. Aajwanthi is a student at Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology and helped demonstrate the use of the Tippy Tap.

Via Aajwanthi's blog
20th march was the world story telling day, so Pratham books had an opening event for their new book on the river Cauvery in the Govt. Urdu Primary School. There was a story reading session by the really enterprising editor of pratham books. She was so amazing even I couldn't resist acting like a 7 year old all over again and listening to her read the book out, in awe.

In the same event, because I have been working on the Tippy tap for Mr. Vishwanath's course on climate change, he suggested we demonstrate it there for the little kids and talk to them a little bit about hand-washing and saving water since it was the 'World water day' two days after that.

Then the storytelling session commenced. This was followed by me setting up the tap. Sadly, as anyone who knows me would know, my hindi is terrible! I almost felt like a fool while explaining to kids in an Urdu school about how to use it, but I think I managed fine with help with Mr.Vishwanath. So we set it up and explained to them how to use it and why it is important to wash your hands before and after eating and after using the wash-room.

But unexpectedly, what excited the kids most was the soap strips! So, maybe we should use just that! As long as it encourages them to use soap each time they wash their hands. So, to get their turn they all ran! The tap almost got massacred, but it was fun watching them get excited about it!
Read the entire post here.

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