Description of the Topic

‘Utilisation of Drinking Water’ provides 17 illustrations which reflect many common ways in which drinking water is consumed in many  parts of Africa. The cards are used to help prompt participants  to discuss some of the health challenges they may face, if they do not take care when drinking water.


How to use Card set  8.b. ‘Utilisation of Drinking Water’ 

This set can be used in three ways:

  1. A participant holds up the card to the audience and describes what she thinks is right or wrong with the way the person is drinking water.
  2. The cards can be used in conjunction with the card set 2.a. on Common Disease to test out people’s knowledge of which diseases can be prevented by ensuring drinking water is safe to consume.
  3.  This card set can be used together with 7.a. ‘Water Sources’ and 8.a. ‘Storage of Drinking Water’ to show how all three stages of water consumption must be hygienic if water is to be safe to drink.

Link to the Facilitator instructions for the topic

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1. Dog drinking from bucket
5. Drinking from fruit juice bottle
9. Giving water with jug
13. Using Sur Eau
17. Woman taking water from jerry can with lid
2. Boy drinking from stream
6. Drinking straight from container
10. Boiling drinking water
14. Children sharing cups
3. Boy drinking from hand pump
7. Man putting hand in container
11. Filtering water with cloth
15. Children with own cups
4. Boy drinking from bottle that contained toxic substances
8. Giving water with ladle
12. Using a water filter
16. Men sharing straws


ENGLISH                                                                                             FRENCH

1Dog drinking straight from uncovered bucket (bad)Chien buvant directement du seau non   couvert (mauvais)
2Boy drinking  straight from stream, using hands (bad)Garçon buvant directement du ruisseau, utilisant des mains (mauvais)
3Boy drinking straight from handpump, using hands (bad)Garçon buvant directement de pompe, utilisant des mains (mauvais)
4Boy drinking from plastic  bottle which had contained a dangerous chemical (bad)Garçon buvant de la bouteille en plastique qui avait contenu un produit chimique dangereux (mauvais)
5Boy drinking from a container which was  a fruit juice bottle (medium)Garçon buvant d’un récipient qui était une bouteille de jus de fruit (moyen)
6Boy drinking straight from bucket / jug (bad)Garçon buvant directement de seau/cruche (mauvais)
7Man polluting water by putting hand in water (bad)L’homme pollue l’eau en mettant la main dans l’eau (mauvais)
8Mother giving child water with ladle (not good)Mère donnant l’eau d’enfant avec la louche (pas bonne)
9Mother giving water with jug  (correct)Mère donnant l’eau avec la cruche (correcte)
10Mother boiling unsafe drinking water (good)Mère bouillante eau potable insalubre (bon)
11Mother filtering water with clean cloth (good)Eau de filtrage de mère avec le tissu propre (bon)
12Mother using a water filter (good)Mère utilisant un filtre à eau (bon)
13Use  of Chlorine Product (Jik / Sur l’Eau) (good)Utilisation de produits chlorés (jik/sur l’eau) (bon)
14Children Sharing cups (not good)Enfants partageant des tasses (pas bon)
15Children with their own individual cups (good)Enfants avec leurs propres tasses individuelles (bon)
16Men sharing straws when drinking (not good)Hommes partageant des pailles en buvant (pas bon)
17Mother taking water from jerry can with lid (good)Mère prenant l’eau de Jerry peut avec le couvercle (bon)

Facilitator instructions for Drinking Water (Rural) in English:

Rural Drinking Water Facilitator Instructions