This guide is meant for teachers and others who want to design participatory learning activities on hygiene and sanitation. It is divided into two parts: theory and lesson plans. The lesson plans are organised into three sections: hygiene (including personal and food hygiene), sanitation and water. Each section contains a series of information sheets for planning, implementing and evaluating participatory learning activities on a specific subject. Examples include personal hygiene, the safe transport and handling of water, protecting local water sources, and locally prevailing disease transmission routes.
The guide is characterised by its participatory methodology, the possibility of adjusting each activity to local conditions and cultures, a combination of hygiene and health education with more formal education goals, a focus on socio-psychological life skills such as cooperation and mutual understanding, and the linking of learning activities in schools, homes and communities. Activities require the exclusive use of no- and low-cost materials which are easily available and affordable.
Target audience: teachers and others as part of, or in addition to, their school curriculum or in work with other children aged 2 to 14.