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The Hygiene Education - Community Stories and School Mappings at Kulipapa Elementary School

The hygiene educations have been started at Kulipapa elementary school, which we talked about the other day, as it was the target based on the investigations.
The first training was about community stories and school mapping.
Because the school has grades 1 to 5, the classes were split into two. One class had students from grade 1 to 3, while the other students from grade 4 and 5.

Description of hygiene education

The students worked in groups and based on certain pictures created community stories about hygiene.
Younger students, the grade 1's to grade 2's, created stories based on the group of 5 cards provided by JEN.
The pictures illustrate a common idea of life cleanliness, cooking and hospitality.

This picture suggests washing hands and it relates to health.

The students making up stories about what the cards show.

JEN staff ask questions about hygiene each time a group presents.
Rejo ice Woro, in grade 3, said after the class that she enjoyed learning from the picture cards.

The grade 4 and 5 students drew pictures related to hygiene, after which groups of 5 to 6 students would have a discussion on it.

Students drawing pictures related to hygiene.

You can see the pictures telling their insanitary living aspects such as unwashed their bodies and drinking foul water and excreting outside of washroom.
The students made stories based on those.

4 groups presented, each group had 4 pictures.


The purpose of this activity is sharing ideas about hygiene while enjoying making up stories.
Later on, the older students have a conversation about their school's environment and going to the washroom.

Drawing of school map by the students

"It was my first time having the class like this but it was also a great opportunity to know how other students thought about it" Agrey Yugu in the
5th grade said.

We will continue to educate our students about hygiene through this method. This approach allows students to join in and learn interactively. They have a healthier life by having better hygiene.

This project is supported by Japan Planet Form.

October 25, 2012 in South Sudan |