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TitleJakarta’s impoverished kids lesson series : 10 take-home hygiene messages : community-based approach in Jakarta, Indonesia
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsWeimer, M, Sirait, M
PaginationP. 39-42; 6 photographs; 3 refs.; 1 map; 1 box
Date Published2010-10-01
Keywordshousehold hygiene, hygiene, indonesia, indonesia west java jakarta, personal hygiene

This case study focuses on WatSan Action’s hygiene promotion program implemented by a partner non-governmental organisation, the Yayasan Tirta Lestari, with scavenger communities in Jakarta, Indonesia. WatSan Action recognised that to effectively address the water and sanitation issues of the urban poor, basic hygiene education had to take place. For example, if poor people of Jakarta still use unclean cups they may get diarrhoea even if they have safe drinking water sources. The activities in the lesson series were designed for children 8 to 12 years old. Though the material is indeed appropriate for that age range, running the class with students of mixed ages from 8 to 12 years old has been challenging because they learn at different speeds. The notable lesson learned was to run parallel classes with children ages 8 to 10 years and another with children aged 10 to 12. [authors abstract]

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