Proto-Module by Iwash

April 5, 2021


Hand hygiene is a fundamental practice to reduce the spread of diseases. Yet, the practice is not common enough in rural Africa, due to a lack of knowledge about its benefits and reduced resources. NGOs and sanitation agencies are dealing with the spread of knowledge on hand hygiene. The Iwash initiative created several educational materials to share the hand hygiene practice and a Do it Yourself approach for creating hand washing stations.  Iwash supports wash-professionals who teach hand hygiene practice in rural areas and after running several workshops with them, we noticed that the way of teaching may be improved by actively engaging learners. In the workshops, wash professionals tend to be prescriptive and not engaging with the participants, additionally, hierarchy works against open discussions between professional and participant.

Iwash wants to create a course for wash professionals aimed to promote Do it Yourself practices in water sanitation. The course will touch on different topics split into modules. The first module will be a pilot to show investors and partners the potential of educating to Do it Yourself practices in wash and sanitation. Wash-professionals will be trained to create and run workshops where hand-washing hygiene is engaging and within everyone's reach.

This module will be shared on the Iwash website and be open for Wash professional to learn something new and test their knowledge.

Learning goal:

  • Identify  importance of Hand Hygiene
  • Remember the steps of WHO for Hand Hygiene
  • Adapting and building tippy-tap based on diverse resources
  • Integrate engaging techniques for their WASH workshop

Here you can find the flyer to launch the course (click on the image to go to the link):

The flyer shows a picture taken during one of our workshop designed in Photoshop and Indesign.

Here you can find the learning module (click on the gif to go the the module):

The module is designed in Articulate rise.

Here you can find some of the visual material available to use during the course module and in practice (click on the image to know more):

All the images has been designed to create a comic book (in Illustrator) to share with the participants of the workshop.

Here you can find some of the video used in the course module:

All the videos has been designed in Premier and After Effects.

Here you can find the podcast you can listen to:

The podcast has been recorded with Audacity.

The material has been designed together with the other designer of Iwash and all the drawings used, reused and reproduced are CC licenced. You can go the the Iwash website to see more of the material.

All the material was tested with a Digital Material Checklist to ensure good standard of the material used. (click on the image to know more)

Open Education Resources

How to make a tippy tap | WaterAis, (2014). Retrieved from

Two-Day Rapid Action Learning (RAL) Workshop Report: Kodarma, Ranchi, Dhanbad, Deoghar, Saraikela, Dumka, (2018). Retrieved from