Stop Superbugs, BSAC’s global health initiative is pleased to announce a brand new fundraising campaign. Building on previous successes with our ‘school-in-a-box’ campaign in Tanzania and ‘sponsor-an-educator’ in India, we are now turning our attention to supporting Tippy Tap Kenya, which is hoping to build handwashing facilities for 600 families in the rural counties of Kisumu and Siaya. But to do so, they need your help…
We know that Hand washing saves lives. Yet only a quarter of people in Kenya currently have access to clean water and soap at home. Inevitably, these conditions lead to disease, which leads to increased antibiotic use, which creates superbugs, which leads to more disease. It’s a vicious cycle. But there is hope…
Tippy Tap Kenya, an initiative that ReAct Africa and Ace Africa, are aiming to build handwashing facilities for 600 families in the rural counties of Kisumu and Siaya.
Assisted by a team of Community Health Volunteers and teachers in the two counties, Tippy Tap Kenya works with children to build handwashing facilities from basic, affordable materials, providing not just the taps and soap, but the knowledge to build them – so they can pass on their skills to others.
Providing handwashing facilities and education is surprisingly affordable. Just £7 can help provide an entire household with everything they need to protect themselves, including installation, soap, transport of materials and associated education about the importance of handwashing and infection prevention.
With that in mind, we’re asking our members to help raise funds, so Tippy Tap Kenya can reach its goal and support families in remote, rural communities.
A simple donation can make a huge difference, and you can do so here.
Alternatively, you might want to go further. We’re inviting you to take The Tippy Tap challenge and have a go at building your own, functioning tippy tap in your back garden or local park and get your friends, family or colleagues to sponsor you. If you want to add a twist, you could time yourself and challenge others to beat your time, or turn it into a team-building activity and see who can build the best tap fastest. You can find out more about the Tippy Tap Challenge here.