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Lessons from Africa 11: How to Build a Tip-Tap for the Garden

Lessons from Africa 11: How to Build a Tip-Tap for the Garden

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A Tip-Tap is a very simple but ground-breaking invention that is used all over Africa to encourage people to keep their hands clean and prevent the spread of disease. They can be built in a variety of different ways, but basically act as a very rudimentary tap, with the water stored in a large contained suspended from the ground. This resource contains a colourful step-by-step guide of how to make a Tip-Tap and a Powerpoint presentation of how they are used in Africa. There is also a separate document that gives a variety of lesson plan ideas, perfect for those interested in the Forest School approach.

This resource has been kindly shared with us by Lessons from Africa, which is the education programme run by the charity Send a Cow. For 25 years Send a Cow have been helping thousands of African families and orphans grow enough food to eat, sell their produce and develop small businesses that last.

If you would like to find out more about Send a Cow, or make a donation to the charity, then please have a look at their website: www.sendacow.org.uk. Lessons from Africa also offer hundreds more resources suitable for Key Stage 2-4, find them all at their website: www.sendacow.org.uk/lessonsfromafrica.

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