Clean Hands, Good Health

Goal 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation

Design your own creative, engaging and sustainable hand-washing device.

What is this challenge?

The Covid-19 global pandemic has been a powerful reminder of just how crucial hand hygiene is in keeping healthy and avoiding serious illness. In this challenge, you will learn about some remarkable initiatives in developing countries to develop innovative, low-cost, sustainable hand washing devices. You will then consider where a novel hand washing device in your own community would be most effective, and what might encourage people to use it – perhaps through playful or artistic design. Finally, you will design, sketch and, if you wish, make a prototype of your own sustainable hand washing device.

When can I participate?

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What happens at the end?

You will receive a certificate of completion, and have the opportunity for your work to be included in an online gallery. A young person aged 16-18 who submits an outstanding piece of work will have the opportunity to undertake work experience or mentoring at sustainable Scottish soap company Siabann.

How long will it take?

Around 3-5 hours

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