Maji na Ufanisi’s WASH United Day out with Shadrack Kimalel Primary School
On Saturday, September 25th 2010, WASH United Kenya in partnership with Maji na Ufanisi organized a WASH in Schools event at Shadrack Kimalel Primary School in Nairobi's Ngumo Estate.
The event involved more than 192 students from the school, aged between 8-15 years. At the school playground games such as the World Toilet Cup game, Blue Hand Game and Play Hand Game hit the interest of most pupils in school with the World Toilet Cup Game being an excellent ice breaker.
Both girls and boys were given equal chances to participate. Students were presented stickers and posters of football superstars such as Drogba and Mariga. The symbolism of the three finger salute was explained: each finger has its own color and meaning, blue for water, yellow for toilets and green for soap.
The World Toilet Cup Game was followed by the Blue Hand Game. The final game that marked the end of the sporting event was the Hand Washing Challenge. Maji na Ufanisi came up with a remixed jingle that the children would sing while washing their hands to ensure that it is done appropriately and thoroughly for at least 2 minutes. The jingle, from a local popular song (of the late Kenyan artist Issa’s Moss Moss) was used...”Wash wash wash wash, pole pole, wash wash, twazienda wash wash, haraka haraka haina Baraka” (Wash wash wash wash, slowly slowly, wash wash, we are going; wash wash, hurry hurry has no blessing) to be sung or hummed 3 times, to ensure that all germs ended up in the drain!